Matt Joe Weber has been in trouble before; back in 2007, he reportedly was busted on charges of felony vehicular eluding and DUI. But that's nothing compared to what's facing him now.
Weber was arrested yesterday in relation to the fatal stabbing of a man early that morning at Broomfield's Night Owl Lounge.
At this writing, the identity of the victim has not yet been released.
Look below to read the Broomfield Police Department release about the incident. See also a full-sized booking photo of Weber, as well as an interactive graphic displaying the area near where the crime took place; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
Location: 2000 W. Midway Blvd.
Date and Time Reported: August 22, 2010 at 1:48 a.m.
Case Report #: 10-4671
On August 22, 2010, at 1:48 a.m., Broomfield Police Department officers responded to the area of Highway 287 and W. Midway Blvd., on a report of a stabbing victim. Officers located a 31 year old male that had been stabbed in the torso with a knife. The victim was transported to a metro area hospital where he later died.
On scene investigation indicated that the victim had been involved in an altercation at a nearby bar, the Night Owl Lounge located at 2000 W. Midway Blvd. Officers identified a suspect who had left the scene and he was later arrested and lodged at the Broomfield Detention Center. The identification of the victim will not be released at this time due to pending family notification. The suspect is identified as 30 year old Matt Joe Weber /01-28-80/ of Arvada. Weber is being held without bond for the pending charges of First Degree Murder.
Further investigation is ongoing.
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