GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A 39-year-old man is behind bars and accused of threatening to kill a man with a machete.

John Mar Sarmiento (credit: Weld County)

John Mar Sarmiento is now facing a felony menacing charge. Witnesses say the incident happened after an argument between him and another man near the 1100 block of Fern Avenue in unincorporated Weld County. That’s just east of Greeley.

Sarmiento allegedly chased the other person while making the threats, and police say that man was able to get away and call police.

Additional Resources

The following information about this case was released by authorities in Weld County:

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.


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