Police arrest prison parolee

41-year-old allegedly stabs man during altercation

The Craig Police Department arrested a 41-year-old Department of Corrections parolee Sunday night for allegedly stabbing a man during an altercation.

Police arrested Conny G. Mullis, Jr., on suspicion of second-degree assault, a felony, and he was booked into the Moffat County Jail.

Officers could not be reached for comment about Mullis' past criminal history.

About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police officers were called to 537 School St., on a report of the stabbing. Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputies assisted police at the address.

At the scene, officers found the victim, 40-year-old Brian J. Lewis, with a "severe wound" to his abdomen, the Police Department reported in a news release Monday.

An ambulance crew took Lewis to The Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and held overnight, police said.

Patient privacy laws prevented hospital officials from releasing information about Lewis' condition Monday afternoon.

Investigating officers identified Mullis through victim and witness information, police reported. He was located a short time after the alleged assault was reported and arrested without incident.

An investigation into the Sunday night incident is ongoing, police said.

Citizen's academy

The Police Department also announced Monday that its 2009 Citizen's Police Academy would begin at 6 p.m. March 12.

The academy runs for 11 weeks and "instructs the public (on) the various operations of the Police Department, equipment utilized on a daily basis and introduces participants to members of the department, who instruct the classes," administrative sergeant John Forgay said in a news release.

The final class, on May 28, is the formal graduation ceremony.

"This program is not intended to certify (participants) as a police officer, but (rather) provides a basic knowledge of the department and its functions," Forgay said in the release.

Anyone interested is required to submit an application for acceptance into the academy. Applications can be obtained at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St.

For more information, call Forgay at 826-2366.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 875-1791, or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

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