Domestic dispute leads to arrest |

Domestic dispute leads to arrest

Brandon Johnson

A New Mexico man is in Moffat County Jail after police say he forced his girlfriend into a motel room and pulled a knife on a man who tried to intervene.

Anthony Peters, 40, of Shiprock, Ne.M., is charged with domestic violence, third-degree assault, menacing assault with a weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

Craig Police responded to the Ocean Pearl Motel, 441 W. Victory Way, at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Someone at the hotel called police to report a domestic disturbance, said Craig Police Department spokesman Capt. Jerry DeLong.

Peters’ girlfriend was in another room and Peters wanted her to return to the couple’s room, according to police reports.

When the girlfriend refused, Peters forced her out and forced her down the walkway to the couple’s room, according to police reports.

Peters then threw his girlfriend into the room, according to police reports.

When another man at the motel tried to intervene, Peters pulled out a knife and threatened the man, according to police reports.

Alcohol is thought to be involved, police say.

Peters is from New Mexico but was staying at the hotel and working in Craig, DeLong said.

Peters is being held in Moffat County Jail on $10,000 bond.

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