Woman seeks to null restraining order


A 35-year-old woman accused of stabbing a man Thanksgiving morning has made a motion to remove a restraining order she has against her husband.

Linda Anne Samis, of Peter-borough, Ontario, was arrested Thanksgiving morning on suspicion of stabbing 40-year-old Steamboat Springs resident John Holcroft several times in the left shoulder and upper torso with a kitchen steak knife, according to police reports.

Holcroft told police that Samis, whom he had met in a bar, told him she was in trouble with her husband, 33-year-old Rick Mat-thew Manske of Steam-boat Springs.

Holcroft said he offered Samis a safe place to spend the night. He told police that he awoke early Nov. 24 to Samis screaming and that she had stabbed him.

Manske was arrested later that day on suspicion of violating a restraining order because he and Samis reportedly were staying together at the Super 8 Motel on Lincoln Avenue.

During a hearing in Routt County Court on Wednesday, public defender Trevor McFee told Judge James Garrecht that Samis wanted to lift the restraining order.

Manske had posted $3,000 bond. Samis remains in custody on a $10,000 bond.

Garrecht said he would address the request to remove Manske from the restraining order when he addresses Samis' bond at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

-- To reach Alexis DeLaCruz, call 871-4234 or e-mail adelacruz@steamboatpilot.com


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