Stanton County Man Assaulted on Closed Road

STANTON - A Colorado man accused of assaulting a man from Stanton County has been taken into custody for a mental evaluation. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says the man was seen near a vehicle on a closed Stanton County road. A local resident who went to check on the man was attacked and grabbed by the throat and neck. The Stanton County man attempted to flee, and was accosted by the Colorado man who once again attempted to choke him.  The local man was able to flee in his vehicle, and he contacted authorities. Unger says the man from Colorado was aggressive and combative with officers, and was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation. Unger says he has no idea why the Colorado man was in the isolated area of Stanton County.