LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have arrested a suspected accomplice in an attack on a man who met a woman online.

The victim is 64 years old and recovering after getting stabbed last week.

One woman was already under arrest, and it was only after the second woman turned herself in on Tuesday that police even made it public they thought someone else was involved in the crime.

Gabrielle Close (credit: Loveland Police Department)

Gabrielle Close (credit: Loveland Police Department)

Police say Gabrielle Close, 20, turned herself in based on allegations that she was involved in the July 5 stabbing of a Loveland man at his home on the 1500 block of Caddoa Drive. Close faces charges of accessory to attempted homicide and assault.

Close’s arrest comes one week after Jenessa Rosenbach, 20, turned herself in to Loveland police. Police say Rosenbach cut the man’s throat and that she met the man online.

Janessa Rosenbach (credit: Loveland Police Department)

Janessa Rosenbach (credit: Loveland Police Department)

“It’s kind of scary,” said Patty Kemper, the victim’s neighbor on Caddoa Drive. “He looked like he had a bloody shirt and it appeared that they had taped up his neck. He had a wide white bandage around his neck area.”

Police have not explained how Close may have been involved and what prompted the attack.

Both women are from Evans and are both being held at the Larimer County Jail.

Rosenbach is scheduled to make her first court appearance on Thursday.


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