Suspect in New Year’s Day assault turns himself in to Vail police | VailDaily.com

Suspect in New Year’s Day assault turns himself in to Vail police

Photos of possible witnesses downloaded from security cameras

To provide information The Vail Police Department is still investigating the alleged New Year's Day assault. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Randy Braucht 970-479-2339. Tips can also be submitted electronically to rbraucht@vailgov.com.

A suspect in an assault that occurred early on New Year’s Day in Vail Village turned himself into Vail police on Friday.

Police said the case is under investigation and declined to discuss what might have caused the incident, saying they would still like to talk to other witnesses.

Vail police contacted Andrew Michael Reynolds, 23, after they received several tips from the public, and he surrendered to Vail police Friday evening. The police issued a press release Friday afternoon asking for help in identifying witnesses, two in particular whose photos were pulled from security video. After Reynolds turned himself in to Vail police, he was taken to the Eagle County jail, where was booked on charges of second-degree assault causing serious bodily injury, said Sgt. Justin Liffick, public information officer with the Vail Police Department.

Reynolds’ bond was set at $7,500.

The incident took place around 1:39 a.m. on Wednesday. Police responded to a report of an assault near the 150 block of East Meadow Drive, adjacent to the Village Center complex. Officers found a 23-year-old male unconscious and laying in the roadway with serious injuries. Vail Fire & Emergency Services, along with Eagle County Paramedic Services, was there in moments. He was rushed to Vail Health hospital, then taken by ambulance to Denver, where he remains in serious condition.

“Vail Police would like to thank members of the community for their support and assistance with the investigation and for providing vital leads in identifying the suspect in the case,” Vail police said in a statement Friday night after Reynolds’ arrest.


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