Police: Man in custody for stabbing wife's head

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- A man is behind bars today, suspected of stabbing his wife in the head.

Jesus Villarruel, 40, has been charged with first degree assault in an incident that happened at a home near 17th Street and Glenwood Avenue just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night, according to Kate Porras with the Grand Junction Police Department.

When police arrived on scene, they found a victim bleeding heavily from her head, saying she had been stabbed.

Porras says the officers tracked Villarruel--who was wearing blooding clothing-- to the area near 16th Street and North Avenue and drew their guns to take him into custody.

They discovered that the Villarruel was the victim's husband, and a witness confirmed that he was involved in the assault.

Officials say his wife's injuries are non-life threatening.

If you have any more information about this incident, call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707 or Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP. You can also send the information online at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip.


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