A reported slashing incident involving two Mancos men is under investigation by authorities.
Dave Hart, spokesman for the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office, said deputies responded about 7 p.m. Wednesday to
Forest Road 526 above Dolores where a driver witnessed a man walking along the road covered in blood. He said a
25-year-old Mancos man had multiple cut wounds to the face and body from a razor blade.
"There were large cuts to the chin, leg, right arm and to (the victim's) hand," Hart said. "One cut ran along the
left side of his face from the mouth to the cheek."
Thomas Tsosie, 29, is the suspect in the slashing case, which is being investigated by sheriff's office detectives, Hart said. No charges have been filed related to the alleged slashing incident.
However, Tsosie did appear Thursday in Montezuma County Court for arraignment on a driving under the influence charge
and a count of driving with a revoked license. Those charges are related to the reported slashing incident.
Tsosie is being held at the county jail on a $10,000 bond for the DUI charge.
Hart declined to identify the alleged victim in the slashing because of a pending investigation and because no
charges have been filed against Tsosie related to that encounter. The victim received treatment for his injuries at
Southwest Memorial Hospital.
Tsosie is scheduled to apply for the legal services of a public defender.