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One in custody, one hospitalized after felony assault

WALSENBURG — Walsenburg Police responded to an address in the 200 block of South Hendren Sunday, July 5 shortly after 3 pm on a report of an altercation with injuries. According to WPD Captain Vince Suarez, when police arrived on scene at 201 S. Hendren, they found evidence of an altercation between two adult males. Officers found Scott Duran, 42, suffering from knife wounds. Duran was initially transported to Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg then transferred to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo due to the severity of his injuries. Captain Suarez said as of Tuesday, Duran was listed in stable condition but noted he had suffered serious bodily injury. Police radio traffic at the time of the incident indicated Duran may have suffered a six to eight inch long laceration to his back or side. Matthew Aragon, 50, was taken into custody without incident and faces an initial charge of felony first degree assault. Staff at the Huerfano County Jail said on Tuesday Aragon is in custody and is being held in lieu of a $45,000 cash

or surety bond. Police say a knife was recovered at the scene and taken into evidence. Captain Suarez said the investigation is ongoing and other individuals may face charges in the case. Additional charges may also be filed against Aragon in this matter. As the case remains under investigation, authorities could not release details of the stabbing, including why it happened, but said both men listed 201 S. Hendren as their current address, although they may have just moved into the home the day of the incident. Walsenburg Police Officer Mario Solano is the investigator on the case, and was assisted at the scene Sunday by other officers from the WPD and deputies from the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office.