Blotter: Oct. 11, 2019

Hector Coria-Mendoza

Hector Manuel Coria-Mendoza, 38, of Clifton, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Rafael Jaime.

He's being held without bond.

Jaime was found stabbed to death outside of a trailer in the Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park on Oct. 2 at 4:44 a.m., according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

Mendoza was arrested on Wednesday evening.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and the arrest warrant has been sealed in the case. Mendoza is due in court Thursday at 8 a.m.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Ben Snell, 23, was cited on suspicion of third-degree trespass and shoplifting on Monday.

■ Rand Thornton, 70, was cited on suspicion of menacing and disorderly conduct on Wednesday.

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