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Sheriff: Man accused of stabbing south of Cortez has history of arrests

Keagan Andrew Sanchez allegedly used a 4-inch folding pocket knife

A man faces a charge of first-degree assault after a stabbing south of Cortez, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.

Keagan Andrew Sanchez, 22, was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 25-year-old man and violating a restraining order at a residence at 6775 County Road 24, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin.

He allegedly drove the entire blade of a 4-inch pocket knife into the man’s shoulder. The stabbing was reported about 6 p.m. Thursday, Nowlin said.

Alcohol use was suspected in the incident. EMS was dispatched, but the victim was OK, Nowlin said.

On Aug. 28, Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of harassing the same man at the same address. On Sept. 9, he was arrested on suspicion of DUI and driving without a license and valid registration and was released on a $500 bond, Nowlin said.

As of Friday evening, Sheriff’s Office records showed no bond, Nowlin said.

Sanchez is scheduled for a first hearing in a traffic case at Montezuma County Combined Courts on Oct. 6, a return filing of charges on Oct. 7 and a pretrial conference on Oct. 13.