West Glenwood stabbing may have been self-inflicted
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an April 8 stabbing in West Glenwood possibly involving a domestic dispute. According to the police report, the deputies responded to a call at about 1 a.m. from Valley View Hospital regarding a woman who sustained a stab wound to the leg. The report said the victim had been stabbed by a male suspect, however Sheriff Lou Vallario said Wednesday doctors said the wound may have been self-inflicted. Deputies were unable to find the suspect in a trailer behind the Tomahawk Truck Center at 51171 Hwy. 6, and, if he exists at all, he still eludes deputies, Vallario said. Vallario said there was no indication that there had been a struggle in the trailer. He said the department is still trying to sort out what happened. No charges have been filed. In another incident two hours earlier in Battlement Mesa, deputies nabbed a man wanted by federal marshals for explosives possession and weapons violations. Deputies arrested Jason Thomas Williams, 28, of Parachute, for an outstanding federal warrant. He was charged with possession of weapons (previous offender), possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Sheriff’s Department was in the process of obtaining a search warrant for Williams when police located him as a passenger in another person’s car. All charges were federal charges, Vallario said, adding that he didn’t know what kind of explosives Williams allegedly possessed. Williams was immediately taken to the Garfield County Jail. Another incident in West Glenwood last week involved a very frightened 10-year-old girl who called 911 after a man tried to come inside her home. The girl’s father was home at the time Julio Roberto Coj-Chumil, 28, of West Glenwood, tried to enter the house, and the father tried to chase the Coj-Chumil away after Coj-Chumil tried to strike him. Coj-Chumil got into the father’s car and was soon stopped by Glenwood Police. Vallario said Coj-Chumil was drunk and tried to enter the house mistaking it for another one. “He was unable to provide any information as to why he did what he did,” Vallario said. Coj-Chumil was taken into custody and charged with first degree criminal trespass, criminal attempt and misdemeanor harassment. Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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