Police: Man Who Was Stabbed Over Weekend at Longmont’s Lamplighter Motel Arrested for Domestic Violence

November 5, 2018 GMT

The man who was stabbed at a Longmont motel over the weekend has been arrested on domestic violence counts after police say he punched his girlfriend before another woman stabbed him in self-defense.

Norman Naranjo, 47, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence, according to jail records.

Longmont police responded to the Lamplighter Motel, 1642 Main St., at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday and found Naranjo with a stab wound to the left side of his abdomen.

He was taken to Longmont United Hospital for treatment but was released and booked into the Boulder County Jail that same night, Longmont police Cmdr. Joel Post said Monday.

According to an arrest report, Naranjo’s girlfriend said he grabbed and punched her, and a second woman warned Naranjo to leave the girlfriend alone. Police said the second woman then stabbed Naranjo, possibly with a steak knife, when he refused.

Police said witnesses at the motel told officers some sort of domestic quarrel had been happening in the room on and off again all day on Saturday.

It was not stated in the affidavit how the second woman knew Naranjo or his girlfriend.

Naranjo has an extensive criminal history, including past arrests for assault, domestic violence, theft and harassment in Boulder, Broomfield and Adams counties.

He is scheduled for a formal filing of charges on Wednesday and remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail.

Post said at this point, police are still trying to determine if the woman who reportedly stabbed Naranjo would be facing any charges.

“It is still under investigation,” Post said. “We’re still following up on this whole thing.”

Post said police are still looking to talk to a third woman who was possibly at the motel during the incident.

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