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Victims related to alleged stabbing suspect

J.K. Perry

EAGLE ” The four victims of an early-morning stabbing Saturday at Rancho Viejo in Edwards are related to the man accused of the knifing.

The cause of the stabbing was not released by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Jonathan Blanco, 25, was arrested on suspicion of four counts of first-degree assault. A conviction can carry a maximum of 12 years in prison for each count.

Twenty Hispanic males were fighting in the bar’s parking lot with broom sticks or pool cues around 2:05 a.m., sheriff’s deputies said.

A witness told investigators Blanco and Edwin Humberto Garcia-Estrada, 22, assaulted the four men, according to the arrest affidavit filed with the Eagle County court.

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The witness said Blanco “had a knife and was engaged in fighting with his cousins, the Arias brothers,” the affidavit says.

The knife was not recovered.

Garcia-Estrada, originally arrested for assault, now faces charges of disorderly conduct.

The victims, who were stabbed from behind, were unable to identify the suspects. The victims are: Juan Arias, 27; Adalberto Arias, 23; Alejo Arias, 24; and Enrique Arias, 26, who was charged with disorderly conduct, the affidavit says.

All four victims have been treated and released from area hospitals.

Police from Vail, Avon and Eagle assisted sheriff’s deputies in the response and investigation.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 450, or

Vail, Colorado

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