Two suspects named in Glenwood stabbing |

Two suspects named in Glenwood stabbing

Carlos Lara
Staff Photo |

Glenwood Springs police have identified a pair of suspects in a stabbing incident Sept. 13 near the Grand Avenue bridge.

Brothers Carlos Lara, 25, and Elmer Lara-Canels, 23, are wanted for two counts of felony assault, three counts of felony bias-motivated crimes, conspiracy to commit a felony and one count of misdemeanor assault.

The pair are accused of starting a fight near a closed liquor store early that morning by making disparaging remarks about Mexicans to another group of men. The latter group of men told police they thought their antagonists were Salvadoran.

After the fight, two of the men in a group of four realized they’d been stabbed.

According to Police Chief Terry Wilson, the wounds were not life-threatening, but prompted the men to visit the hospital, which is required to report such incidents to police.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either man is encouraged to call the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 970-384-6500 or submit a tip online at

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