Violent Colorado Women — 2014

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Woman arrested after stabbing man in southwest Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs woman arrested after assaulting police officer at TESSA

Colorado Springs woman tries to kick police officer in the balls after being arrested in domestic dispute

Colorado Springs woman accused of twice trying to kill man she lived with for insurance

Fountain woman arrested after stabbing man


 

Woman arrested after stabbing man in southwest Colorado Springs

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Colorado Springs Gazette

January 22, 2014 —A woman was arrested Wednesday after a man's screams for help alerted residents of a southwest Colorado Springs neighborhood and police found him bleeding from multiple stab wounds. police said.

Chelsea Mata, 24, of Colorado Springs, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and booked into the El Paso County jail, court records show.

A neighbor called police at 12:40 AM when he heard a man in the 300 block of Crestone Lane yelling that he had been stabbed. The victim suffered multiple cuts to his right arm, but was able to give police descriptions of a man and a woman involved in his attack.

Police said that led them to Ms. Mata and a man, who was released.


 

Colorado Springs woman arrested after assaulting police officer at TESSA

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Fox21 News

February 12, 2014 —Colorado Springs police have arrested 37-year-old Alecia Zaher on charges of second -degree assault on a peace officer.

Officers responded to an 8:45 PM call of a disturbance involving an intoxicated woman at TESSA on 435 Gold Pass Heights off Highway 115.

Police said a female officer tried to handcuff Zaher when she resisted and became combative. After fighting to get her under control, the officer deployed her Taser. An additional officer arrived to help with the arrest.

The female officer sustained minor injuries from the assault and was treated and released from the hospital.

Alecia Zaher was also treated for injuries. She was later transported to CJC and booked on felony charges of second -degree assault on a peace officer.


 

Colorado Springs woman tries to kick police officer in the balls after being arrested in domestic dispute

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Colorado Springs Gazette

March 20, 2014 — Tiffany Berndt, 34, was arrested shortly before 10:30 PM on suspicion of second-degree assault on a peace officer, according to Colorado Springs police.

Officers originally planned to take Ms. Berndt to the detox facility after being called to a domestic dispute at a motel in the 4300 block of N. Nevada Avenue. When officers put her in a police cruiser, she began kicking the rear door. When an officer approached she kicked him multiple times in the lower abdomen, police said.


 

Colorado Springs woman accused of twice trying to kill man she lived with for insurance

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Colorado Springs Gazette

May 6, 2014 —A woman indicted this week on charges of attempted murder allegedly tried to kill her roommate once in 2005 and then enlisted help in a second attempt in 2009, according to court documents.

The motive? To collect on an insurance policy Tammy Lynn Fritz had taken out on her roommate in 2005, the indictment reveals.

Ms. Fritz, 47, Michelle Kay Heaston, 40 and Sean Richard Lagoe, 42 were indicted by a Grand Jury on charges including attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Tammy Fritz also was charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

According to court documents, Ms. Fritz and the victim, James Bowden, lived together for several years but were not romantically linked. Lagoe was Ms. Heaston's boyfriend in 2009, according to the indictments.

A month after taking out the life insurance policy on Bowden with herself as the sole beneficiary, Ms. Fritz tried to kill him by setting their home on fire on June 30, 2005, the documents state.

Tammy Fritz and James Bowden had returned home from a night of drinking when Tammy helped him to bed, lit a few candles in his room and turned on a fan, sparking a fire that the Colorado Springs Fire Department and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to, the documents said. Bowden was rescued from the home and survived.

Four years later, in the summer of 2009 when Ms. Fritz was no longer living with Bowden, she employed Heaston and Lagoe to kill him the night before he was set to catch a flight for a move to Alaska, the documents state.

The documents indicate the victim was attacked by Lagoe with a baseball bat but reveal few other details.

Fritz had agreed to take Bowden to the airport on the morning of August 3, 2009, but when she arrived, he didn't answer his door or his phone, so she left, according to court documents.

Several witnesses told investigators the trio had spoken about the attack and the insurance policy, court documents state, and investigators found letters between Lagoe and Ms. Heaston that referenced the alleged murder plot.

It's unclear from court documents what happened in the five years leading up to this week's indictment.

On September 19, 2014, Michelle Heaston was given a 15-year suspended prison sentence and six years of probation after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary. The attempted murder charges against her were dismissed so she walks. Her accomplices still await trial.


 

Fountain woman arrested after stabbing man

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KRDO.com

June 1, 2014 —The Fountain Police Department says a man was stabbed in the 500 block of Royalty Place.

The victim was found at a nearby motel at around 10:30 PM.

Police say the stabbing happened during a fight.

The suspect in this case is Joyce Freeman. She was arrested and is facing charges for assault.

The unidentified victim suffered a serious stab wound but is expected to make a full recovery.

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