ALAMOSA – Two incidents of assault Friday with a knife or another blunt instrument within about three hours and within about a block of each other sent one man to the hospital with a serious injury and resulted in felony charges against the perpetrator.
Alamosa Police Chief Ken Anderson said the first incident near the alley in the 700 block of State Avenue happened about 10:30 a.m. and resulted in a serious knife wound to the arm of the victim in an apparent fight over a bicycle.
The second incident involved two female suspects about 1:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Hunt Avenue. That pair suffered superficial knife wounds, one to the abdomen and the other to her left hand. The victim declined to press criminal charges and a waiver of prosecution was signed, according to Anderson.
In the first incident, Paul Mankin, 63, of Alamosa is facing felony charges for assaulting 37-year-old Nicholas Goodman from Minnesota, who faces misdemeanor charges. He was taken to SLV Health emergency room for a large laceration to his arm and was later flown out on Flight for Life due to the serious nature of the injury and was reported in serious but stable condition.
Chief Anderson said the incident apparently happened in the backyard at 509 Eighth Street. Police officers found Goodman bleeding profusely and applied a tourniquet until EMS arrived. APD officers were summoned to the second incident for a possible stabbing on Hunt Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a female party who was later identified as Rachael Estrada, 36, of Alamosa with a stab wound to her left hand.
A second female identified as Caelen Phipps, 31, of Alamosa was found with a stab wound to the abdominal area. Anderson said both parties were transported to SLV Health where they were treated for superficial wounds and released. It is unknown at this time why and how this altercation took place, the chief said.