Smeared blood leads to charges against student


— An 18-year-old New Hampshire man faces four misdemeanor charges after he allegedly smeared blood inside a Colorado Mountain College dormitory.
Todd Cronin McAtavey has been charged with second-degree criminal tampering, criminal mischief, harassing and defacing property.
McAtavey, a CMC student, was freed from jail on $750 bond late last week.
McAtavey allegedly smeared blood from a cut on his hand on walls and a door on the third floor of Hill Residence Hall on the CMC campus in downtown Steamboat Springs, said Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing,
Police believe McAtavey smeared his blood in the dormitory because of a recent breakup with his girlfriend.
"The reason for the whole thing is his old girlfriend is dating someone else," Fiebing said. "He did not like that."
McAtavey allegedly used blood from a cut on his right hand to write threats on walls and the door to the room of another CMC student, Fiebing said.
The student whose room door was marked apparently is dating the suspect's former girlfriend.
Police responded at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to the residence hall to investigate the incident.
Based on a student's report regarding the incident, McAtavey was arrested just after midnight Wednesday at the residence hall.


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