COTOPAXI, Colo. (CBS4) – A man told authorities he was attacked and stabbed several times after he stopped to help a stranded driver in Fremont County and then run down by the attackers in his own vehicle as he tried to get away.

The attack happened just before 7:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Highway 50 and Fremont County Road 1A in Cotopaxi. The small town east of Salida is located about 100 miles southwest of Denver.

When deputies arrived, they found the man, identified as Michael Brown, 48, a Cotopaxi teacher and coach, suffering from numerous stab wounds. Brown told deputies he was able to get away and ran toward the Cotopaxi Store where he flagged down a passerby for help.

The suspects then allegedly got into the Brown’s vehicle and chased him down before crashing into the passerby’s vehicle. The suspects then sped away in Brown’s vehicle.

Brown was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but is currently listed in stable condition.

Deputies were able to locate the Brown’s vehicle a short distance away but the suspects were not located. Deputies along with other investigators and K9 officers searched the area for hours but also came up empty handed.

Courtney Plante and Sean Overstreet (credit: Fremont County)

Courtney Plante and Sean Overstreet (credit: Fremont County)

Fremont County investigators along with Florence police officers arrested homicide suspect Courtney Plante, 19, during a traffic stop in Florence Tuesday night. She is being held at the Fremont County Jail on a no bond hold for the following charges: criminal attempt of first-degree murder, assault and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Sean Overstreet, 37, was later arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. during a traffic stop by Fremont County Investigations and a Cañon City Police Department K9 unit.


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