Glenwood Springs woman arrested on assault |

Glenwood Springs woman arrested on assault

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Editor’s note: This story was updated March 3, 2022 to remove the woman’s name. The case was dismissed in November 2016.

A Glenwood Springs woman was arrested following reports of an assault at the Silver Spruce Inn earlier this month.

Police were called to the hotel at 2:41 a.m.

The caller, who was visibly in pain, told police in the lobby that the woman had assaulted him in their room, according to an affidavit.

In their motel room, the woman had hidden his phone, which she does often and without reason, according to the police report.

When he found the phone she “ripped it out of his hands to prevent him from calling anyone,” grabbed the motel phone and tried to hit him in the head with it, he told police.

She started slapping him and trying to bite his arms; she bit his left hand, the caller said. At one point she “hit and or twisted his thumb.”

An X-ray at Valley View Hospital later showed his hand and thumb were severely fractured, which a physician classified as serious bodily injury.

The woman had driven away in a brown Mercedes, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

She was arrested Aug. 15 on charges of second-degree assault, a class 4 felony, along with third-degree assault, harassment and obstruction of telephone services, which are all misdemeanors. Domestic violence could be considered as a sentence enhancer.

All charges were dismissed by November 2016.

Her bail was set at $3,000, which she posted the next day.

The woman has no public disciplinary history on file with the state.

The Post Independent could not reach either the caller or the woman for comment.

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