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Arrest Made in Mesa County Stabbing Incident

Santiago Gabriel Martinez accused of assault and menacing

MESA COUNTY, Colo. - Investigators with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office have made an arrest inconnection with a recent stabbing that sent two people to the hospital.


Santiago Gabriel Martinez, 40, has been arrested on two counts of assault in the first degree and three counts of menacing. He is currently being held at the Mesa County Detention Facility.


Early Tuesday morning, emergency crews responded to a reported assault in Palisade.

After arriving at a home in the 3600 block of E ¼ Road authorities found two men, ages 28 and 33, with serious injuries.

Both men were transported to St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance, although officials said their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The case is still under investigation.

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