The defendant is charged with second-degree assault within the Boulder Barnes and Noble stabbing
Jan. 10—A person accused of stabbing a Boulder Barnes & Noble worker final week over a bundle of gummy bears has been charged with second-degree assault as an alternative of first-degree assault.
Scott Schoelling, 42, was initially arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault however the Boulder County District Legal professional’s Workplace formally charged Schoelling with second-degree assault on Tuesday. Second-degree assault is a Class 4 felony.
Schuelling stays in custody on a $100,000 bond as he awaits a preliminary listening to.
Boulder police had been contacted at 3:06 p.m. Thursday on the bookstore, situated at 2999 Pearl St., after staff known as 911 to report a stabbing.
In line with an affidavit, the 52-year-old male worker confronted Schoelling, 42, after one other worker stated he noticed Schoelling steal a bundle of gummy bear candies.
The worker informed police that she went to talk with Schoelling exterior the shop and that Schoelling turned “aggressive” and “bought in her face.” The worker stated he backed up and pushed Schoelling away, and Schoelling then got here again and stabbed him twice, as soon as within the abdomen and as soon as within the belt.
The worker was taken to the hospital the place medical doctors stated he suffered a puncture wound about one-half to three-quarters of an inch in size of unknown depth. The worker obtained 5 staples to shut the wound and was launched later that day.
In line with the affidavit, Schoelling was taken into custody at 2555 thirtieth St. a couple of minute after the stabbing, based mostly on the witness’s description.
Schoelling informed police he was at Barnes & Noble however denied taking something. He stated the worker put his hand round Schoelling’s neck and he “struck” him with some wire cutters in self-defense.
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