Man, 20, turns self in, accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend’s new beau

A Grand Junction man wanted on suspicion of stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend early Thursday morning turned himself in to authorities later that day.

Police were seeking 20-year-old Forrest Brandon Burns on suspicion he stabbed a man in the shoulder and leg and assaulted him at 628 Ouray Ave., then fled.

Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras said Burns’ mother came with him to the Police Department before noon Thursday to report her son had been assaulted by four men.

Burns was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, menacing and third-degree assault.

The victim was treated and released from St. Mary’s Hospital, Porras said.

Burns is the ex-boyfriend of a woman who lives at the residence where the incident occurred.

He and another man were let into the home by the ex-girlfriend, and a fight ensued, Porras said.

Police were called to the hospital at about 6:30 a.m.

Police are investigating whether the alleged assault is tied to the stabbing, Porras said.


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