A Garfield County Corrections security guard jogging in New Castle on Sunday survived remaining attacked by a former prisoner.
Rifle resident Lonnie Nielsen, 40, faces felony expenses of initially-diploma attempted murder, assault and obstruction of a peace officer. His bond was established at $1 million, and his arraignment was Thursday with 9th Judicial District Courtroom Decide John Neiley.
Nielsen is scheduled to show up again ahead of Neiley at 9:30 a.m. July 14.
Nielsen was arrested all over 12:35 p.m. Sunday following he allegedly struck the jogger in the back again of the head with a crowbar, an arrest affidavit states.
The jogger is a Garfield County Corrections security officer who labored closely with Nielsen. Nielsen previously served 20 a long time for murder and was out on parole, the document states.
“The staff recognized him developing an infatuation with (the target),” the affidavit states.
The female would notify investigators she was jogging in a far more secluded area at Rollie Gordon Park when Nielsen allegedly struck her with the crowbar. Nielsen reportedly parked a fifty percent mile away and waited for her to seem.
The jogger still left her residence and didn’t see Nielsen solution her when she created her way up a path, the file states. When struck, the jogger turned all over and recognized Nielsen, who was keeping the crowbar in one particular hand, as effectively as a knife in the other.
“Lonnie mentioned, ‘I could eliminate you right now if I required to,’” the affidavit states.
As soon as Nielsen recognized what he had carried out, he dropped to his knees, pressed the knife to his neck and began declaring he was going to close his possess lifetime, the affidavit states.
“(The target) mentioned Lonnie pressed the knife on his neck hard more than enough to make him bleed,” the affidavit states. “And she informed him not to do that.”
At this level, the sufferer recognized a person going for walks a pet dog close by. The sufferer then turned away to check out and conceal her harm. She also convinced Nielsen to go to his vehicle to get h2o. When Nielsen agreed, she ran back to her home and termed 911 with her partner.
The victim was then taken to Valley Look at Clinic, wherever she acquired numerous stitches, the affidavit states.
Meanwhile, New Castle Patrol Officer Christopher Contreras was dispatched to the region right after receiving a report of a female coated in blood at Rollie Gordon Park.
Contreras encountered Nielsen jogging on a nearby street, seen Nielsen was bleeding from his neck and started asking him issues, the affidavit states.
At this stage, Nielsen allegedly tried out managing absent via a nearby alleyway. Contreras finally caught up to Nielsen, pushed him mid-stride into a fence and placed him in handcuffs when he was on the floor.
“The male experienced shortness of breath and was sweating profusely,” the affidavit states.
Nielsen was taken to Grand River Wellness in Rifle ahead of currently being booked into custody at the Garfield County Jail.
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