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Carlton Findley.

Breckenridge resident Carlton Findley was sentenced to 90 days in the Summit County Detentions Facility for stabbing his co-worker last year, the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

In addition to 90 days of jail time, Findley will have three years of supervised probation, a $2,200 fine and faces a suspended five-year sentence in the Colorado Department of Corrections if he breaks probation.

“This level of violence is very rare amongst co-workers in Summit County," said Lisa Hunt, senior deputy district attorney. "The defendant will have some time to think about his actions and make amends to society in the coming months."

The stabbing happened on Jan. 7 at the Copper Top Bar and Cafe in the Beaver Run Resort of Copper Mountain, where Findley and the victim worked together.

Findley and the victim, another man, got into an argument while in the kitchen.

When Findley approached the victim during the argument, feeling threatened, the victim hit Findley in the side of his face with a pan and ran away.

Findley then grabbed a large kitchen knife and chased the victim outside, slashing at the victim and causing a deep cut to his head, prosecutors said.

The victim eventually got control of the knife and he and some bystanders held Findley down until police arrived.

Findley and the victim were taken to a hospital and Findley was later taken to the Summit County Jail.

Findley pleaded guilty to second-degree assault on Nov. 2. His 90-day jail sentence will begin on March 5.


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