A Colorado guy was once arrested in St. George on Thursday after what police say was once a drug-induced try to hurt himself and a bystander who attempted to lend a hand him. 

Jack William Stokes, 58, was once charged with annoyed attack with a weapon, intoxication, being intoxicated in a roadway, disorderly habits, two counts of drug ownership and ownership of paraphernalia. 

The probable-cause remark filed in the case says that on Monday, Stokes stabbed himself in the neck after which started walking in traffic on River Road, just about being struck by means of a number of automobiles.

Eventually he was once hit by means of a motorbike replicate. The motorbike rider advised police he attempted to evade Stokes when he noticed him in his lane, however the replicate hit Stokes, and he fell to the bottom, the report says.

A good Samaritan stopped and were given out of his automotive to test on Stokes, who were mendacity in the street, the remark reads.

The report signifies Stokes stood up and were given in the person’s car. Concerned that Stokes was once making an attempt to scouse borrow his automotive, the person reached inside of to snatch his keys.

Stokes “swiped” on the guy with a pocket knife, in accordance to the remark, nevertheless it didn’t make touch. The guy advised police he briefly sponsored clear of his automotive to evade Stokes’ assault.

Two further witnesses advised police they noticed Stokes walking into oncoming traffic, in order that they became their car round. They later noticed Stokes seated in the backseat of the car and the person draw back briefly, in accordance to the report.

When police arrived, officials discovered a bloody pocket knife in the backseat the place Stokes were sitting, the report says, and so they noticed a wound alongside his neck that was once bleeding. 

Stokes was once taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center to obtain remedy. The remark signifies police interviewed him on the health center, and Stokes stated he had arrived in St. George by means of a Greyhound bus previous that day.

The officer wrote in the possible trigger remark that Stokes advised government he had stabbed himself in the neck and he sought after to get hit by means of a automotive “because he wanted to die.” 

When requested why he attacked the person who stopped to lend a hand him, Stokes stated “he felt threatened by him,” the report says. 

During the interview, the officer wrote, Stokes was once sweating profusely, talking all of a sudden and “seeing people in the waiting room who were not there.”

According to the probable-cause remark, Stokes advised police he had just lately swallowed some methamphetamine. He was once admitted to the health center, so police launched him and submitted a criticism request for a number of fees.

On Thursday, police replied to a document of a suspicious particular person on Convention Center Drive. The particular person was once recognized as Stokes, and he was once positioned beneath arrest.

The report says police discovered a bag of marijuana inside of every of his boots totaling greater than 1 ounce. In addition, police wrote additionally they discovered a bag of a white crystalline substance in line with methamphetamine in his ownership.

Court information point out Stokes has no prior prison historical past in Washington County. He was once being held at Purgatory Correctional Facility on a $nine,800 bail.

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