Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Knives On Recent Patrol Arrests

Separate Incidents, Separate Arrests

John Laffey, 28, of Fruita
Photo: Circa 2013
Mesa County, Colo. -- Yesterday evening, a deputy was called to a convenience store on 32 Road, for a report of a man who had locked himself inside the men's bathroom and was possibly being destructive. According to the store clerk, the man had been in the bathroom for an hour and could be heard yelling.

The first deputy on-scene spoke through the door to the male in the bathroom, identifying himself as law enforcement. The man inside the bathroom made comments to the deputy that were threatening and the deputy believed he would be assaulted by the male when he exited the bathroom. 

The deputy exercised a great deal of restraint with the man during initial contact outside the bathroom door. The deputy was able to take the man into custody, who was identified as John Laffey, 28, of Fruita. John had a razor blade in his hand when he exited the bathroom and a knife was located inside the bathroom, which the store clerk had seen John take into the bathroom with him. Deputies were also aware of an active warrant John had for his arrest, issued out of Douglas County.

John was suspected of damaging the toilet plunger and removing the toilet seat in the men's bathroom, in the convenience store. He was also not cooperative with deputies when they tried to place him in their vehicle for transport to the Mesa County Detention Facility.  He was booked into the jail on charges related to the active warrant, assault, resisting arrest and obstruction.

John received a $25,000 cash only bond and remains in our facility. He is next scheduled to appear in court on May 12, at 8:15 a.m. To view updated inmate information on him or any inmate currently in our facility, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.

Stephanie Amos, 25,
of Grand Junction
Last night, just before 10 p.m., deputies were called to a residence on Dawn Court, Grand Junction, for a report of domestic violence. Stephanie Amos, 25, was arrested on domestic violence related charges, along with felony menacing and criminal mischief. Deputies suspect her of using two separate knives and a hammer to try and get entry into a vehicle. She told her husband she couldn't find the  keys and broke two knives while trying to make entry into the car. She also is suspected of breaking the glass frame to the household oven with the hammer.

Stephanie was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility and received a $3,000 PR bond today, and has since been released from the jail. She is scheduled to appear in court next on May 12, at 8:15 a.m.