Former No Name resident wanted for assault in Clear Creek County
The man suspected of assaulting a 36-year-old woman in Clear Creek County last week recently lived in No Name and was arrested there June 15 on charges of felony menacing and child abuse. John Edward Morris, 41, is wanted by the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of attacking a woman as she rode her bicycle near the Echo Lake Lodge. The sheriff’s office issued a warrant for Morris on charges of assault, second-degree kidnapping and robbery, on Friday.Morris’ local arrest was made June 15 after Morris allegedly threatened his sister, her husband and their kids. The threats happened when the sister and husband drove up from Texas to retrieve their kids, who were staying with Morris and his mother, Sylvia V. Morris. Morris allegedly brandished a knife at his family members and was arrested at his home, which was located in the Rock Gardens Mobile Home Park. He was taken to jail on five counts of felony menacing and two counts of child abuse for brandishing the knife with children present, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said.”The father confronted Morris and asked where are his girls,” Vallario said. “Then Morris threatened everyone.”Vallario said Clear Creek County still had a warrant out for Morris’ arrest on Wednesday. According to the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office, the bicycling woman was physically assaulted by a man on U.S. Highway 103, about three miles below Echo Lake Lodge.The woman told detectives she was riding her bike on State Highway 103 when a man ran into her with his vehicle, got out of his car and began to assault her, authorities said.The woman ran off, but Morris reportedly chased her down and caught her. She told authorities that’s when he started to assault her again. She was finally able to get away with the help of another cyclist who was in the area, authorities said, but he stole her bike. The victim was treated at the scene and transported to a Denver area hospital, where she was treated and released. She said that she didn’t know the man who attacked her and doesn’t know what his motive would be.Morris is believed to be driving a 1991 blue Dodge van, with Colorado license plate 328-HCJ with primer visible on the hood.Anyone seeing the van is asked to contact the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 679-2393.Contact Greg Massé: 945-8515, ext. email@example.com
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