Man fatally stabbed in Fort Garland

Jessica Medina, 49, is being held in alleged connection with the murder of 52-year-old Jeffrey Segura. Booking photo

Woman in custody, charged with murder

FORT GARLAND — A 52-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Fort Garland on Sunday, leading to the arrest of a woman by deputies with the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

According to Costilla County Sheriff Danny Sanchez, a 911 call came in at about 4:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, with the caller stating that a woman had stabbed a man.

CCSO deputies responded to a residence in Fort Garland where they found a man, later identified as Jeffrey Segura, 52, in a car, the victim of an apparent stabbing.

Segura was declared deceased on the scene.

Deputies took a female suspect, identified as Jessica Medina, 49, into custody for her alleged involvement in the incident and transported her to the CCSO jail where she was in custody until scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on advisement Monday afternoon.

Judge Jason Kelly, who presided in the hearing, said Medina is facing a charge of murder in the first degree and set bond at $75,000 cash surety or $7,500 in cash.

When the Valley Courier spoke with Sanchez on Monday, he said Medina will be transferred to Archuleta County Detention Facility following her court appearance. Due to the condition of the Costilla County Jail, individuals accused of committing serious crimes are routinely held in Archuleta County.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the case and an investigation is ongoing.