BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Boulder overnight arrested a man near Pearl Street who they believe is responsible for a double stabbing at a campground.
Boulder Sheriff’s deputies responded to an emergency call about a stabbing at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday in the Gordon Gulch camping area, which is located close to the Peak to Peak Highway in an unincorporated part of the county.
Two victims had been stabbed there and then driven to Nederland by friends, where emergency personnel contacted airlife crews. A helicopter then took both people to a Denver-area hospital.
Police said the victims are a 33-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, and that both were stabbed multiple times in the head and chest area.
About three hours after the emergency call came in police arrested Hilbourne “Win” Sutherland, 38. Officials said they believe Sutherland and the victims were arguing about Sutherland’s dog, saying it was aggressive towards other dogs in the area. Sutherland allegedly got mad and began stabbing them with his knife.
Police said they are continuing to investigate the crime. Sutherland tentatively faces charges of second-degree attempted murder.