Saturday, November 18, 2006
Steamboat Springs A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of stabbing three other young men during an altercation early Friday morning.
Steamboat Springs police Capt. Joel Rae said Nicholas Joseph Mangione is facing charges of felony first-degree assault and second-degree criminal trespass. Mangione could face additional charges after police complete their investigation, Rae said.
The incident is thought to have occurred late Thursday night or early Friday morning after Mangione was asked to leave a house party in the 3100 block of Elk River Road. After leaving the party, Mangione returned to the home and got into an argument with one of its residents, Rae said. Mangione then stabbed the man in the upper chest.
Someone at the home called police at about 1:40 a.m. to report the incident.
The victim was listed in stable condition at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Rae said Mangione then argued with two other men as he ran down Elk River Road. Mangione is suspected of using the knife to cut a 20-year-old man on the right hand and an 18-year-old man on the right calf.
Those victims were treated and released for their injuries Friday, Rae said.
After the stabbings, Mangione reportedly got into a car with a friend and left the area.
Rae said Mangione called the police department Friday after learning that officers were looking for him. Detectives met with Mangione at his home on Weiss Drive, and he eventually was arrested. Police recovered the knife that was used in the stabbings, Rae said.
Mangione is being held at Routt County Jail without bond until Monday, when he will have his advisement in Routt County Court.
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