Trial for Longmont Man Accused of Breaking Woman’s Arm Delayed

May 21, 2018

The trial for a man accused of intentionally breaking a woman’s arm has been delayed due to issues with witness availability.

Matthew Ryan Manigold, 40, will face a jury trial on June 11 for charges of second- and third-degree assault, child abuse and false imprisonment. Manigold also has been charged with a violent crime sentence enhancer, meaning he faces increased potential penalties.

Manigold has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office filed an unopposed motion to delay the trial due to witness unavailability during the original trial week, according to Catherine Olguin, the office’s spokeswoman.

According to an arrest affidavit, Manigold got into an argument with a woman at a home in Longmont on May 25, 2017. The woman told police Manigold assaulted her in a number of ways and that he snapped her right arm “like a stick.”

Physicians at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton determined the woman’s right forearm had been fractured and would need surgery.

The woman also told police that Manigold has assaulted her and threatened to kill her in the past, including an incident in Louisiana in 2012 where he pointed a gun at her while 10 feet away.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com