Sheriff probes Edwards brawl |

Sheriff probes Edwards brawl

EDWARDS, Colorado ” Carol Hymers woke up Sunday morning, stepped outside her Homestead Meadows home and saw a pool of blood.

“It was shocking, nothing like that has ever happened in our neighborhood before,” she said. “There was a pool of blood ” literally a pool of blood. It was obvious someone was hurt very badly.”

Police are investigating a Saturday night altercation at the parking lot of the Homestead Meadows housing complex at 500 Homestead Drive in Edwards. Two men they suspect were involved in a fight were transported to Vail Valley Medical Center following the incident ” which took place Saturday night, but wasn’t reported until Sunday morning, officials said.

When police arrived at the parking lot of the complex Sunday morning, they found a cowboy hat, a bloody shirt and blood on the ground and on some of the nearby vehicles, said Eagle County Sheriff Spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly.

One of the men was treated and released and the other was flown to Denver for advanced treatment, Cordingly said.

Police are not releasing the names of the two men and declined to release additional details of the incident, citing an ongoing investigation.

“We were called Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. in regards to a suspicious incident from the night before,” Cordingly said. “No one called (Saturday night) which is why it’s taking a little while for us to make an arrest.”

Cordingly expects arrests related to the incident to be made soon.

She said no emergency personnel responded to the incident, and that police are unsure how the two men were transported to the hospital.

Hymers heard what she said sounded like a fight Saturday night, but didn’t call the police because the commotion didn’t last long.

“We heard an argument,” she said. “They were very loud and it was obvious there was a fight.”

Hymers said she wants to know what happened so she and others in her complex can respond appropriately.

“If it’s a crime then we need to know that so we can do what we need to as a community to help prevent that,” Hymers said. “If someone was hurt we want to know what we can do as a community to help.”

Police have confirmed there was a baby shower taking place at a nearby residence that night, but have not found a connection between that and the possible fight, Cordingly said.

“Whether those two events are connected or not ” we’re still investigating,” she said.

Anyone who has information about the incident can make an anonymous tip by calling the Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007.

Staff Writer Chris Outcalt can be reached at 970-748-2931 or

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