Box-cutter assault nets arrest |

Box-cutter assault nets arrest

BRECKENRIDGE – A man is in jail after a foot chase, charged with felony assault and menacing following a fight involving a box cutter.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Mariano Hernandez-Morales, 29, of Aurora, about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

According to reports from the police department and the Sheriff’s Office, Hernandez-Morales was involved in a fight at Gold Creek Condominiums. The Breckenridge Police Department report alleges Hernandez-Morales was fighting with a co-worker and cut him across the wrist with a box cutter. Officers said Hernandez-Morales fled on foot.

A sheriff’s deputy later found Hernandez-Morales walking near Coyne Valley Road and Highway 9. According to the report, Hernandez-Morales blew a .151 breath-alcohol content on a preliminary breath test.

Summit County Ambulance paramedics took the slashed man to Breckenridge Medical Center.

Judge reduces bond in sex assault case

BRECKENRIDGE – A judge reduced the bond Tuesday of a Keystone man accused of sexually assaulting and imprisoning another man in resort employee housing.

Robert Manka, 40, is charged with fourth-degree felony sexual assault and

second-degree misdemeanor false imprisonment.

According to an affidavit filed in the court by an arresting Sheriff’s Office deputy, on March 7, Manka was having drinks with the victim at Ida Belle’s Cantina in Keystone, where Manka was employed. The two then went to Manka’s unit in the Sunrise building. Manka provided the man with another drink, the affidavit said.

The victim told sheriff’s deputies he passed out and woke up sometime near 2:30 the next morning. The victim said Manka had removed his pants, long johns and underwear and was performing oral sex on him. The man fled and called police.

The victim later identified Manka in the presence of deputies; deputies also found some of the victim’s clothes in Manka’s unit.

In reducing the bond from $20,000 to $10,000, County Court Judge Ed Casias also stipulated that if Manka does post bond, he must submit to electronic monitoring, must refrain from alcohol or drug use and must provide a mail and physical address to court officials.

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