Police issue warrants for two suspects in ’04 stabbing
Two suspects have been identified in a year-old stabbing case in Glenwood Springs.According to Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson, arrest warrants were issued this week for Lawrence Dale Doty, 25, of Grand Junction, and Sam Lincoln, 24, who may also live in Grand Junction. Doty is currently in the Mesa County Jail on unrelated charges, Wilson said.Lincoln remains at large.Both are charged with attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, first degree burglary, theft, menacing, false imprisonment, first degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief.The two men could face from four to 12 years in prison for each of the attempted murder, assault, robbery and burglary charges, Wilson said.At about 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2004, Doty and Lincoln and a third man allegedly forced their way into a home in the Fireside Trailer Court on Highway 6&24 behind the Oasis Bar and Grill in West Glenwood.Five people were in the home at the time, Wilson said. The intruders “held them at gun and knife-point while they ransacked the trailer,” Wilson said. They took jewelry and cash valued at over $1,000, Wilson said. One of the men in the trailer was stabbed five times in the abdomen, Wilson said.Glenwood Springs followed “some leads and a week ago we had some things come together,” Wilson said, which resulted in the two search warrants being issued.Wilson said “it was very unusual” to have a forced entry robbery and stabbing in the valley. He said there was no clear motive for the crime, nor does it appear that the robbers were acquainted with the people in the trailer. Drugs also appear not to have been involved in the incident, he said.
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