Man’s night includes stabbing, arrest

A Grand Junction man who was stabbed in the shoulder with a butcher knife Friday night was arrested after being treated at a local hospital.

Bobby Ray Miller, 49, 920 Colorado Ave., was arrested on suspicion of harassment, third-degree assault and a bail violation, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Sgt. Lonnie Chavez said he was dispatched to Miller’s residence about
11:30 p.m. Friday. “We got a call from a reporting party. She said, ‘A male’s been stabbed. I stabbed him,’ ” Chavez said

Chavez said Miller and two women were at the residence, and police talked to all three. He said police determined Miller had been pushing and threatening one of the women and that the other woman grabbed a butcher knife to defend herself and the other woman.

When he persisted, the woman stabbed Miller in the back of his right shoulder, near the shoulder blade, Chavez said.

Police determined Miller was the primary aggressor and that the stabbing was self-defense. Chavez said police will recommend to the district attorney that no charges be brought against the woman for the stabbing.

Chavez said Miller’s injury was not life-threatening.

“He was treated and released pretty quickly from the hospital,” then arrested, Chavez said.

“He only needed a couple stitches.”

Chavez said the call was a first for him in that, upon his arrival, the woman who committed the stabbing came to him and said, “Yep, I did it. This is what happened.”


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