Police: Man with sword chased people in Avon
Avon, CO Colorado
AVON – Avon police have accused a man of chasing people with a Samurai sword in the parking lot of Westlake Village.
The Avon man, whom documents idenifty as David Eugenio Hernandez-Magallanes, faces eight felony charges.
The man is either 32 or 33, and has been living illegally in the United States, according to police reports and court documents.
On March 14, Avon police responded to a domestic violence call at Westlake Village in Avon, police said.
When police located the suspect and patted him down, they found an 11-inch Samari sword tucked into his pants, Avon police reports said.
Several people told police the suspect had threatened them with swords, the report said. Victims include a woman police identified as the suspect’s common law wife, and her friends.
The friends recounted an incident on the night of March 13. The friends said that after parking their car at Westlake Village, the suspect started walking quickly toward them holding a sword upright, the report said.The friends said they were afraid for their lives because the suspect was holding the blade “like he was going to kill them,” police said.
The suspect’s estranged “common law spouse” also described her own alleged run-in with a sword.
The woman said she moved out of the apartment she had shared with the suspect, and had been living with a friend in a nearby apartment, police said. In the middle of the night, the suspect attempted to break into the woman’s new residence by jimmying the lock with a long blade, police reports said.
Witnesses also said the suspect made several phone calls on March 14, threatening to kill his estranged common law wife, the report said.
The suspect faces a long list of felony charges, including attempted burglary, possessing burglary tools and four counts of menacing, court documents said. The man also faces two counts of attempting to introduce controband after officials accused him of smuggling knives into the Eagle County jail. Jail officials found two small knives in his jacket pockets during booking, Avon Police Lt. Greg Daly said.
Along with the felony charges, the man faces misdeameanor charges for harassment and carrying a concealed weapon, court documents said.
The man remains in the Eagle County jail, officials said.
The maximum punishment for introducing controband is 18 months in jail, district attorney Mark Hurlbert said. Each of the remaining felony charges could lead to one to three years in jail, he said.
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