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Man suspected of trying to kill son with a sword arrested in Colorado Springs

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A Fremont County man who is suspected of trying to kill his son with a sword was arrested in Colorado Springs on Wednesday night. According to a report from the Colorado Springs Police Department, officers received a request from the Florence Police Department to search for a fugitive who was believed to be staying in a home in the area of Woodmen and Academy Blvd.

At approximately 9:20 PM, officers observed a vehicle that matched the description of the black Ford truck that the suspect was reportedly driving. Officers made a high risk traffic stop and detained two subjects who were inside the vehicle without incident. One of those subjects was the wanted fugitive, who was treated for injuries he had received prior to the contact with the Colorado Springs Police Department and then booked into the El Paso County Jail on an outstanding arrest warrant from Fremont County.

According to a press release by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, the arrest warrant was issued on January 20 for Zillanz Winter Falcon, 51, also known as James Henry Culver. On January 19, Falcon allegedly assaulted his 24-year-old son, James Howard Culver, at the son's Fremont County home. He reportedly struck and attempted to stab his son with a homemade, four-foot-long sword. The son subsequently struck Falcon in the head with a rock, enabling him to safely retreat and alert the authorities, the sheriff's office reported.

Falcon is being held on $20,000 bond at the El Paso County Jail. He faces charges that include Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in the Second Degree, Felony Menacing, Third Degree Assault, and Second Degree Criminal Trespass.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, court records reveal that Falcon was sentenced to six years in 2003 for manslaughter. He had initially been arrested for murder for the incident that led to that sentence, but the charge was later amended.

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