Courthouse parking lot stabbing half-Jerry Springer, half-Quentin Tarantino
UPDATED, October 29, 1:45 p.m.: The participants in this bloody no-love triangle have been named, and we've got a photo of the stabber, below the original item:
"Don't we search you people for weapons before we let you in here?"
Not all mash-ups work: Even Glee-master Will Schuester couldn't figure out how to meld "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady with Sisqó's "Thong Song." But is it possible to combine the relationship craziness of The Jerry Springer Show with the blade-wielding action of prime Quentin Tarantino? Damn straight, as was proven outside the Arapahoe County District Courthouse yesterday.
Here's what we know so far, courtesy of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office: A husband and wife showed up at the courthouse for a divorce hearing -- but instead of appearing solo, the wife brought her boyfriend. Shockingly enough, hubby and boy toy soon got into an argument that didn't end until the missus' new squeeze pulled out a knife and stabbed her old bedmate (who's expected to fully recover). Then Bonnie and her Clyde fled, evading authorities for... well, for a few minutes at least, from what it sounds like.
Sounds like irreconcilable differences to us. Read the facts to date below:
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Stabbing Investigation Outside of the Arapahoe County District Court
On October 28, 2009, at 10:45 am, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the parking lot of the Arapahoe County District Courthouse on a call of a reported stabbing incident. Once on scene, deputies contacted witnesses and the victim. The victim was found to have suffered some non-life threatening knife wounds.
The incident involved a divorce situation and began when a husband and wife showed up for a court hearing. The wife was accompanied by a male companion, who is said to be a boyfriend. The husband and boyfriend got into an argument, and the boyfriend allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the husband. The boyfriend and wife fled the scene in their vehicle. They were stopped by Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputies at East Arapahoe Road and South Potomac Street, and both were taken into custody. The husband was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his wounds.
This incident is part of an ongoing investigation, and further details will be provided as they become available.
Update, October 29, 1:45 p.m.:
We now have named to go along with the loony account above, as well as charges for two of the three participants. Hey, Delmar Traylor (the husband): You've been awarded a third-degree-assault charge for fighting. Hey, Alphonso McDaniels (the boyfriend): You win a second-degree-assault charge for ending the scrap by stabbing Delmar. Hey, Tiffany Traylor (the once-wife, now-girlfriend): You're guilty of nothing more than having questionable taste in men. Look below to see a photo of McDaniels and for a fresh release from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office:
Alphonso McDaniels probably won't want to wear this to his divorce hearing.
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Files Charges in Stabbing Incident Outside of the Arapahoe County District Court
On October 28, 2009, at 10:45 A.M., Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the parking lot of the Arapahoe County District Courthouse on the report of a stabbing incident. Once on scene, deputies contacted witnesses and the victim, who was found to have suffered knife wounds.
The husband/victim is identified as: Traylor, Delmar, Age 40
The wife is identified as: Traylor, Tiffany, Age 27
The boyfriend is identified as: McDaniels, Alphonso, Age 30
The incident began with a divorce hearing for Mr. And Ms. Traylor. Ms. Traylor was accompanied by her boyfriend, Alphonso McDaniels. Mr. Trailer and McDaniels got into an argument in the parking lot where, Mr. Traylor grabbed McDaniels and a struggle ensued. During the altercation, Mr. McDaniels allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Mr. Traylor.
McDaniels and Ms. Traylor then fled the scene in their vehicle. They were subsequently stopped by Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office deputies at the intersection of East Arapahoe Road and South Potomac Street, and both were taken into custody.
Mr. Traylor was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening wounds.
Charges were filed as follows:
Delmar Traylor was issued a summons and complaint for:
18-3-204 C.R.S. -- Assault in the Third Degree, a Class 1 Misdemeanor which is punishable by 6 to 18 months in a county jail, and/or a fine from $500 to $5,000.
Alphonso McDaniels was booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Facility for:
18-3-203(1)(B) C.R.S. -- Assault in the Second Degree, a Class 6 Felony which is punishable by 12 to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections, and/or a fine from $1,000 to $100,000.
Tiffany Traylor was not charged.