At­tempt to stab driver leads to ar­rest

Daily Camera (Boulder) - - Local - By Brook­lyn Dance

A man was ar­rested Fri­day morn­ing af­ter po­lice said he broke into a car win­dow and at­tempted to stab the driver.

Kevin Ray, 39, was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of felony men­ac­ing, at­tempted first­de­gree as­sault, crim­i­nal mis­chief, re­sist­ing ar­rest, ob­struc­tion of a peace of­fi­cer, vi­o­la­tion of bail bond con­di­tions and vi­o­la­tion of a pro­tec­tion or­der.

Po­lice were dis­patched shortly af­ter 5 a.m. Fri­day for a men­ac­ing in progress in the 4700 block of Pearl East Cir­cle. The vic­tim said a man, later iden­ti­fied as Ray, broke his car win­dow and pulled a knife on him, and then ran into the bushes.

The vic­tim said he ar­rived at his job about 5:10 a.m. When he was about to exit his ve­hi­cle, a man broke the driver side win­dow with the back end of a black knife. The vic­tim told po­lice the man then reached into the ve­hi­cle with the knife “and started to thrust with stab­bing mo­tions at him,” the ar­rest af­fi­davit states, and the vic­tim said he was “in fear for his life and thought he was go­ing to die.”

While the man was thrust­ing the knife, the af­fi­davit states he said, “Do you have a prob­lem?” and “I am go­ing to kill you.”

The vic­tim was not in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent and was able to back his ve­hi­cle away from the man. In the process, the man fol­lowed the ve­hi­cle and threw a

large tree branch at the front of the vic­tim’s car, the af­fi­davit states.

The vic­tim called po­lice and the man ran into the bushes.

Po­lice ar­rived and saw a weapon in the man’s hand. He did not stop when po­lice asked, and be­gan to run, the af­fi­davit states. Po­lice used OC spray, or pep­per spray, which was in­ef­fec­tive, and then fired bean bags, which were also in­ef­fec­tive.

The man later stopped and laid on the ground, and was then taken into cus­tody.

The vic­tim told po­lice he had heart surgery a few months ago and was on blood thin­ners and was fear­ful of get­ting cut and bleed­ing to death, the af­fi­davit states.

The af­fi­davit states Ray had a manda­tory pro­tec­tion or­der, which pro­hib­ited him from pos­sess­ing or pur­chas­ing a firearm or weapon.

In Boul­der County, Ray has pleaded guilty to theft, third-de­gree as­sault, reck­less driv­ing, mo­tor ve­hi­cle theft, crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ment, ob­struct­ing a peace of­fi­cer, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and crim­i­nal im­per­son­ation. He is next sched­uled to ap­pear in court Mon­day for a hear­ing.

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