Man arrested after stabbing incident |

Man arrested after stabbing incident

Jeremy Browning

Craig police continue to investigate an early morning Tuesday stabbing that left a woman with three puncture wounds and a Craig man in jail.

Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said Tuesday he believes the case will go to the District Attorney’s office, which would determine if any charges would be filed.

The suspect Shawn Michael Oliver, 26, according to Public Safety Center documents, was booked into jail Tuesday on charges of first-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance.

The victim, which police would not identify, was treated and released.

Police say the woman is 34 years old.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 1300 block of North Yampa Avenue after a 911 call reported the emergency.

While en route to the scene, police were advised that one male party was restraining another male party in a driveway near the scene. Police arrived to find a man kneeling on the suspect.

Police placed the suspect in restraints and began to investigate. They found the victim had received “at least three puncture wounds from a knife,” Vanatta said.

Vanatta said the victim’s wounds required stitches. She was transported by ambulance to The Memorial Hospital. Because the identity of the victim has not been released, information regarding her condition cannot be divulged by the hospital.

The events leading to the altercation have not been determined.

Jeremy Browning can be reached at 824-7031 or

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