A Trinidad man was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault on a family member with a knife or cutting instrument, for his alleged role in an assault on his mother. Michael Romero was arrested by Trinidad Police, placed into handcuffs and transported to the Las Animas County Jail.

Police were dispatched to a residence at 415 E. North Ave, Apt. 21, at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, on the report of a possible stabbing at that location.

Upon arrival, police found a male party, later identified as Romero, holding a glass pipe consistent with methamphetamine use, a cell phone and a long wooden shower curtain rod with a gold metal piece at one end. Romero complied with police commands to put those items down.

Two women were also at the residence when police arrived, one of them later identified as Romero’s mother. Michael Romero told police that his mother had tried to poison him by putting the drug Seroquel into his soft drink.

Romero’s mother told police that she wanted to get away from her son so she tried to leave. She said Michael then began chasing her around the apartment, tried to taze her multiple times and swung at her.

The pipe, Taser and wooden curtain rod were all seized according to  police.  

Romero’s mother was transported to Mt. San Rafael Hospital for treatment of multiple injuries.

Romero has had a preliminary hearing, yet remains in custody.

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