Woman sought in stabbing

Crystal Dawn Reinbold

Grand Junction police Friday were looking for a woman with a lengthy criminal history who is suspected of stabbing another woman during a fight over a man.

Crystal Dawn Reinbold, 21, is wanted on suspicion of first-degree assault and menacing with a deadly weapon in connection with an attack on 24-year-old Katy Slawson late Thursday night at Dixson Park on Orchard Mesa.

Police said Slawson suffered “significant” stab wounds to her back and neck. She was listed in fair condition Friday at St. Mary’s Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Samantha Moe.

Police were called to the park near 27 Road and Unaweep Avenue around 10 p.m. on a report of a fight, but they arrived after the people involved had left. About 15 minutes later, St. Mary’s Hospital staff called 911 to report that a woman had arrived at the emergency room with a stab wound, according to an arrest affidavit.

The woman, Slawson, told detectives she and Reinbold sent text messages to each other throughout the day on Thursday and, along with Slawson’s boyfriend, agreed to meet at a gas station next to the park. Slawson said she thought she was going to talk to Reinbold, but when they arrived they walked to the park and started fighting, the affidavit said.

Slawson said at one point she tripped Reinbold and was on top of her, holding her down, when Reinbold reached into her pants pocket and went for her neck and back with her hand. Slawson said she thought Reinbold was scratching her but then felt warm liquid on her back. She said she pushed Reinbold’s hand down and saw a knife, the affidavit said.

Slawson said she grabbed the knife from Reinbold. Her boyfriend pulled Reinbold off her, then drove her to the hospital, the affidavit said.

The boyfriend, who formerly dated Reinbold, told detectives he and Reinbold’s current boyfriend arranged for the two women to meet and fight, the affidavit said.

Reinbold has been arrested on the Western Slope at least nine times in the last four years on charges including theft, credit-card fraud, possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records.

She pleaded guilty to theft in 2007 and was ordered to perform 48 hours of community service, records show. The outcome of the other cases wasn’t immediately clear.

Reinbold was most recently arrested Jan. 26 on suspicion of theft and providing false information on a pawn slip. That case is pending.

Anyone with information about the stabbing and Reinbold’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 241-STOP, send information via the Internet at http://www.241stop.com or text to CRIMES (274637) with the word TIP729 in the message.


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