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Weekend knife incidents end with arrests

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 11th, 2012

Walter Fitzgerald Fields

Courier editor

ALAMOSA Two women fighting over a man nearly turned deadly in Alamosa early Saturday morning.

The fight ultimately placed one woman in jail on attempted murder and assault charges and the other in the hospital with multiple stab wounds.

Alamosa Police Captain Robert Jackson related that the argument between the two women was allegedly over a man and originated at a local bar, then moved to a residential area. Police and medical emergency responders became involved early Saturday morning, July 7, at 1:50 a.m. at 522 ? Ninth Street, Alamosa.

Police arrested Sasha Chacon, 22, of Alamosa, and transported her to the Alamosa County Detention Facility. She faces charges of criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder, a Class 3 felony, and first-degree assault, also a Class 3 felony.

The other female involved was transported to the emergency room of the SLV Regional Medical Center for multiple stab wounds resulting in serious bodily injury.

Knife-wielding escapee caught

In another incident involving a knife over the weekend, Alamosa police apprehended Walter Fitzgerald Fields, 31, who had been on escape status from Community Corrections for several days before being arrested for allegedly threatening people with a knife on Sunday afternoon.

Police received a report of a male menacing people with a knife in the 700 block of 11th Street, Alamosa. Police located Fields about a block away in the 800 block of 10th Street at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, and arrested him on a felony menacing charge.

When his name was run through the system, police also discovered Fields was listed as an escapee from the local Community Corrections. He had been on escape status since July 3.

In addition, Alamosa police found that Fields was wanted on a felony warrant out of Texas. That warrant had been active since Jan. 19, 2011.

Also pending against Fields is a charge of intimidating a witness, a charge that originated following his arrest on Sunday.

According to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records, Fields had been convicted in April 2011 of felony second-degree assault-drugging victim originating in January of 2011 in the Denver area. He had been sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections. Other charges associated with the Jan. 21, 2011, incident in Denver were dismissed including assault of a peace officer, resisting arrest and DUI.

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