One suspect has been arrested in connection with multiple
stabbings outside a house party at 2804 Redwing Road on Saturday
night, according to Rita Davis, Fort Collins Police Services
Donald Morehead, 29, of Denver, was arrested and charged with
first-degree assault for the stabbings of sophomore CSU students
Tyler Symons and Zach Wagner.
Symons and Wagner were transported to Poudre Valley Hospital by
ambulance near midnight on Saturday.
Symons was released from the hospital and Wagner underwent
surgery and is expected to be released from the hospital on
Wednesday, Symons said.
A third victim, who was cut on the hand, was also transported to
the hospital by ambulance, but the connection between the three
victims has not been released by authorities.
Davis said the investigation has no timeline for completion.
“Other arrests may be pending and other charges may be pending,”
Davis said. “This investigation is ongoing.”
Although an investigation is underway, Symons said he remembers
little of his Saturday night, which began at a party and ended in a
“I just went to this party with my friends and we didn’t even
make it into the house,” said Symons, a landscape architecture
major. “My friend started fighting in the street and I went over to
help him out.”
While Symons does not remember much of what happened – why they
were fighting or who they were fighting against – he does remember
“When it was done I went over to the side and I realized I was
cut,” Symons said.
He had been stabbed in the sternum and slashed across the
stomach, a wound that required 22 staples and two to three hours in
“The cut on my stomach was probably an inch deep,” Symons said.
“It probably hasn’t really hit me yet, my friend’s in the hospital
so that really sucks.”
Symons’ friend Wagner, who was stabbed near his right shoulder
and in his back, was close to death, Symons said.
“He lost five pints of blood,” he said. “Basically my (other)
friend saved his life by applying pressure to his chest.”
On Sunday afternoon, following Wagner’s surgery, Symons visited
his friend in the hospital.
“He was doing better, but he was all drugged up and he was
definitely out of it,” Symons said.
Joan Richard, 54, lives down the street from where the incident
took place. She said it makes her nervous to have serious crime
occurring in the neighborhood where she is raising her junior
“I’m not thrilled about that, but it’s not going to make me move
out,” Richard said. “I don’t mind college students just because
they are college students, but if they behave badly it is
difficult. When they are not good neighbors it is not because they
are students, but it is still difficult.”
Even after telling his parents on Sunday afternoon about the
stabbing and having time to realize his condition, Symons said that
the events of the weekend remain surreal.
“I just got there and it happened,” Symons said. “I’m from
Montana and my parents can’t really get down here quickly. They
might come later this week, but my mom’s pretty upset.”