18-year-old Silverthorne resident arrested for attempted murder
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SILVERTHORNE ” A Silverthorne resident was arrested early Sunday for allegedly stabbing a younger teen and breaking the knife off in the victim’s chest.
Travis Hanush, 18, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder in the attack, which stemmed from an argument over money, witnesses told police.
Silverthorne police responded to 192 Robin Court late Saturday night on a report of an assault at a party and arrived at the residence to find blood on the porch but no victim present.
The tenant, Matthew Thomas, 18, refused to let police through the door and attempted to block their entry as a fellow Summit County resident, Daniel Julian, 29, was seen cleaning up blood inside the house.
Officers then composed a search warrant that quickly was approved and signed by an on-call Summit County judge.
Once police arrived back at the house, they arrested both Thomas and Julian for obstructing a peace officer.
Julian also was charged with tampering with evidence.
Both men bonded out of jail early Sunday morning.
Witnesses at the party said Hanush was in an argument about money with a teen whose identity was not released when he pulled a knife and stabbed the victim before fleeing from the residence.
Police met the injured teen on his way to the hospital with friends and rushed him to a waiting Flight-for-Life helicopter bound for an unspecified hospital in Denver.
His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, said Silverthorne police spokeswoman Veronica Nicholas.
Silverthorne police called for assistance to help locate Hanush, and deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Dillon Police Department went to Hanush’s uncle’s house, where they believed he was hiding.
Jennifer Walnofer answered the door at 303 Willow Lake Court in Silverthorne and told police that Hanush was no longer allowed at the residence, and that he was staying with the maintenance person at the Villa Sierra Madre condominium complex in Silverthorne.
Deputies from the sheriff’s office, along with two police dogs, surrounded the maintenance office at the Villa Sierra Madre condominiums at about 3:40 a.m., and entered the residence with their weapons drawn to apprehend Hanush.
Hanush was arrested without resistance.
Police also found bloody clothing in the Villa Sierra Madre residence, which was taken as evidence.
Hanush was charged with attempted homicide and assault. He was transported to the Summit County Jail where he was being held Monday on a $50,000 bond.
A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for July 22.
“Our officers are familiar with him,” Silverthorne Police Chief Mark Hanschmidt said about Hanush. “We’ve dealt with him as a juvenile before.”
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