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Cops: Drunken Gypsum man cut woman

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado
Eagle County Sheriff's OfficeCleaburn Thomas Gordon
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GYPSUM, Colorado ” Prosecutors have filed felony charges against a drunken man accused of cutting a woman’s face, heel and knee in a cabin on Cottonwood Pass Road, according to court and police records.

Cleaburn Thomas Gordon, 25, of Gypsum, allegedly cut a woman’s temple, Achilles tendon and knee and told her “he was going to torture and kill her like she tortured him,” according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report written by Deputy Heath Mosness.

Gordon was arrested March 22 and prosecutors charged him with felony assault and menacing last Thursday, according to records. The woman’s name, hometown and age are being withheld.

A witness said Gordon and the woman were at Doc Holliday’s Saloon in Glenwood Springs together the night of March 21 and they were arguing before they left together in a vehicle, the report says. Gordon threw the woman’s cell phone out of the vehicle in the town, the report says.

The woman said she was driving toward her parents’ home with Gordon when he began hitting her, the report says. She parked her car and ran away, but Gordon dragged her by her hair back to the vehicle, the report says.

The woman said when they arrived at the cabin on Cottonwood Pass Road, Gordon again dragged her by her hair, this time up the stairs in the cabin, the report says.

She said as she fought Gordon, she fell down the stairs and broke a rail, the report says.

She said Gordon cut her with a hunting knife, the report says.

Gordon fell asleep, but the woman said she did not leave because she was afraid he would wake up and hurt her, the report says. She said there was no phone in Gordon’s home, the report says.

She said Cleaburn later woke up and drove her home, the report says.

Sheriff’s deputies found blood, a broken stair rail, clumps of hair and a hunting knife in the cabin March 22, the report says. A doctor later gave the woman several stitches in her temple and knee, the report says.

Gordon said he did not remember the alleged assault and cried in an interview with Mosness, the report says.

Gordon’s six charges include second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and menacing, both felonies, and he is being held in Eagle County jail on a $50,000 bond, authorities said.

An attorney listed as Gordon’s on his jail record did not return a telephone message requesting comment Wednesday.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.


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