PUEBLO, Colo. - The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says a 50-year-old man is behind bars after trying to strangle his wife at a rest stop early Saturday morning.
William Jones of Colorado Springs faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, menacing with a deadly weapon, third degree assault, domestic violence, and a protection order violation.
The incident happened at 1 a.m. at a rest area located at mile marker 115 on Northbound I-25.
The woman told deputies she and Jones had been drinking and were stopped at the rest area when they began to argue. The woman said Jones got angry and started choking her. The victim said she reached into the pocket of the door and pulled out a box cutter and swung it at Jones to try to get him to stop.
The woman said Jones then took the knife and threatened to kill her.
The victim called deputies who responded to the scene. Deputies say she sustained serious life-threatening injuries. She was taken to Parkview and then a Denver hospital for possible spinal injuries.
Jones was cut by the box cutter and treated at a local hospital before being booked into the Pueblo County Jail.