Suspects sought in stabbing incident


Staff Writer

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office personnel are seeking to identify two suspects involved in a stabbing incident that occurred late last week.

At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, Justin Morales, of Pagosa Springs, was assaulted by an unknown individual in the area of Doc Adams Road and Crooked Road, located in Aspen Springs Unit 6, said Det. Jake Beach of the ACSO.

Morales was reportedly assaulted by the passenger in a vehicle believed to be a 1990s model four-door white Ford Taurus, Beach explained.

Morales received multiple stab wounds during the incident, and went to Pagosa Springs Medical Center at about 11 a.m. the following morning, where he was treated and later released.

The identities of the passenger and the driver of the white sedan remain unknown, Beach said.

Beach said the suspect who stabbed Morales will likely face an arrest charge of attempted first-degree murder, with the driver of the vehicle potentially facing complicity charges for being party to the crime.

Anyone with information on this incident or any other crime is asked to contact Archuleta Crime Stoppers by calling 264-2133, visiting, or by texting “ACCST” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).