The Grand Junction Police Department arrested the man who was initially detained for questioning during the investigation of the stabbing that occurred at Fantasy Gentlemen’s Club early this morning. 43-year-old Clinton Grant Clarke of Parker is in the Mesa County Jail, charged with first degree assault with intent to cause serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon. The second man who voluntarily came to the police department has not been charged.
Officers first contacted Clarke in a pickup truck that had a similar description and license plate number of a vehicle seen leaving the club’s parking lot shortly after the stabbing. The officer spoke with the two men inside, but did not have enough evidence at that time to pursue the men further. The officer then went back to the club and was then able to view surveillance video that led him to believe the truck he had just stopped and the truck in the video were the same. He was able to go and find the truck again, and this time the two men walking away from the truck. The officer contacted the men and Clarke told the officer he had a knife under his jacket. The knife appeared to have smeared residue consistent with blood on the blade.
At this point in the investigation we believe the victim mistakenly got into the backseat of the pickup and was there when Clarke and the other man came out of the club. A witness saw Clarke holding a large, fixed blade knife at the time. The witness said the victim eventually got out of the truck and was holding his stomach area. A short time later the witness saw the victim inside the club with serious injuries to his abdomen. Clarke told officers he did find the victim sitting in the backseat of the truck but denied stabbing him.
The victim is being treated at St. Mary’s Hospital.
The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened outside of Fantasy Gentlemen’s Club in the 2200 block of Colex Dr.
At about 1:40 A.M. a club employee called 911 after a man came inside the club with stab wounds to his stomach and chest. At this point in the investigation we believe the man had been inside the club, went outside where he was stabbed, and then came back inside. We are still determining all of the circumstances surrounding what took place while the man was outside.
Officers arrived at the club shortly after the 911 call and began identifying the people inside. They also stopped a pickup truck that matched the description of a vehicle seen leaving the parking lot at about the time of the stabbing. One person inside that truck has been detained for questioning. A second person came to the police department voluntarily and will also be questioned.
The man is being treated at St. Mary’s Hospital. Our investigation is ongoing. We will release more information as it becomes available.
The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a stabbing that took place in front of a home in the 400 block of Melody Ln today.
Witnesses told police they saw 29-year-old Victor Green attack his father with a knife and heard him threaten to kill his father. Officers observed several wounds to the father’s hands and a cut on his side that went through the clothing.
The father said Green confronted him in the driveway and started yelling at him. He told Green to leave at which point Green pulled out a large knife and cut him. The father tackled Green and held him on the ground until officers arrived. The father said Green had threatened to kill him on the previous night for not giving him money.
Both men were taken to the hospital. Victor was later released and officers booked him into jail, charged with criminal attempt to commit first degree murder, first degree assault with injury, and violation of a protection order. The protection order prohibited Victor from possessing a weapon.