Man in stable condition after Eagle stabbing
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado ” A man who was stabbed three times was in stable condition at Vail Valley Medical Center Wednesday night, Eagle Police Chief Rodger McLaughlin said.
“He’s expected to recover,” McLaughlin said.
Carlos Sanchez, 22, of Gypsum, was stabbed twice in the back and once in the stomach at the parking lot of the Loaf ‘N Jug gas station near the Interstate 70 interchange Tuesday night, McLaughlin said.
Sanchez was looking for a woman in the tinted windows of a car in the parking lot when Jimmy Lee Sena, 19, came out of a car holding a 7-inch steak knife, McLaughlin said.
The men fought each other and a witness said Sena ran toward the Best Western Lodge, where he was arrested, McLaughlin said.
Sena told police he took the knife from Sanchez and stabbed him during the fight, McLaughlin said.
But police think Sena brought the knife to the gas station, McLaughlin said.
“A person gave us information that made us believe he brought the knife,” said McLaughlin.
McLaughlin said the fight between Sena and Sanchez was over a woman that had been in the car with Sena. McLaughlin declined to name the woman.
Two gas station employee said Tuesday that the woman worked at the Loaf ‘N Jug and that Sena and Sanchez fought over her.
“That’s pretty much the way it looks,” McLaughlin said.
Sena was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful use of a deadly weapon. He was being held in Eagle County jail on $25,000 bond Wednesday night.
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