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Man sentenced to 20 years behind bars for Greeley stabbing

Posted on 05/23/2018
Scott Hodson MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – On Tuesday morning, a Weld County man was sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections for stabbing a man last year after an argument regarding a traffic incident.

According to court documents, on March 12, 2017 shortly after 4:00 p.m., a Weld County Coroner’s investigator reported a fight between two motorists on 10th Street and 26th Avenue. Police later located and identified the suspect as Scott Hodson.

The victim arrived at the North Colorado Medical Center Emergency Department a few minutes after the incident with multiple stab wounds to his left upper arm, right upper arm, three wounds in his lower left abdomen and a serious wound to his left groin area.

The victim told police he almost got in an accident with Hodson near Alberto’s Restaurant on 11th Street. He said Hodson followed him through the parking lot to the intersection of 26th Avenue and 10th Street. At the intersection, the victim and Hodson exited their vehicles and confronted one another.

During the fight, the victim realized he had been stabbed several times and drove himself to the hospital with several stab wounds. The victim sustained multiple injuries, including a cut to his bladder, requiring the use of a catheter and surgical repair.

“We have absolutely no tolerance for senseless acts like this in our community,” Assistant District Attorney Robb Miller said. “This victim is lucky to be alive today. The defendant deserves every moment of every day he’ll spend behind bars for the next 20 years for the immense amount of pain he caused this victim.”

Last month, a jury convicted Hodson of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and First Degree Assault.