Monday, May 31, 2010
Nathan W. Vogt, 24, 712 S. Bryan, was charged in Frontier County Court with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly slashed the throat of Jason Kuhn, 25, of Blue Hill.
Vogt was arraigned in court and released on a $30,000 bond.
The fight broke out at the bar just before midnight Saturday, according to witnesses who spoke to the Bulletin. Witnesses said Vogt “blindsided” a Kuhn inside the bar, which angered other patrons.
They said Vogt just approached Kuhn and began “pounding on him.”
A witness to the fight pulled Vogt off Kuhn. He and several other patrons pushed him to the exit. The witnesses said Vogt continued to fight and had to “be taken down before he agreed to leave.”
Several patrons, including Kuhn, followed Vogt out of the bar. The witnesses said Kuhn asked Vogt why he attacked him, since he didn't even know him.
The witnesses said Vogt then apparently slapped the left side of Kuhn's neck with an open hand, but Kuhn's neck was cut from back to front and muscles were severed.
Witnesses who spoke with the Bulletin insisted Vogt “slapped” Kuhn with an open hand and believe he had some kind of blade between his fingers. They said they never saw a knife.
Witnesses said Vogt then left the bar with his girlfriend and drove about a mile to the Wall Canyon bridge where he threw the blade into the canyon. He was arrested a little later after he returned downtown with his girlfriend.
Kuhn's friends said they applied a shirt to his wound and applied pressure to reduce the blood loss while waiting for an ambulance. Kuhn never lost consciousness until he was taken in for surgery, they said.
Kuhn was taken to Great Plains Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released Sunday, May 23.
Friends of Kuhn said that doctors at the hospital told Kuhn it was unlikely he would ever regain feeling on the left side of his face. The friends said doctors at GPRMC believe the injury was severe enough that Vogt could have been charged with attempted murder.
Frontier County Sheriff Daniel Rupp said in a press release Tuesday that the incident continues to be under investigation.
Investigators didn't locate the knife/blade used in the alleged stabbing.
Rupp declined to comment further on the investigation.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 14, 2010 - Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced the Transition Incentives Program (TIP) - a new program under the Conservation Title of the 2008 Farm Bill - to encourage retired or retiring owners or operators to transition their land to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers. “Ensuring that our nation’s land is returned to production using sustainable methods is critical not only for our future food supply, but also for the economic future of our rural communities,” said Merrigan. “Access to land is one of the greatest challenges faced by new farmers. The Transition Incentives Program is one more tool in the USDA toolkit to protect family farms and support beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers.” Producers who want to apply for the TIP can start signing up on Monday, May 17, 2010. If all program requirements are met, TIP provides annual rental payments to the retiring farmer for up to two additional years after the date of the expiration of the CRP contract, provided the transition is not to a family member. To learn more about program, producers interested in applying and participating in TIP should visit their USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office or www.fsa.usda.gov. To be eligible, TIP requires that the retired or retiring farmer or rancher: •Have land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) that is in the last year of the contract. •Agree to allow the beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher make conservation and land improvements. •Agree to sell, or have a contract to sell, or agree to long-term lease (a minimum of 5 years) the land under CRP contract to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher by Oct. 1 of the year the CRP contract expires. Supporting local economies and providing opportunities for beginning or socially disadvantaged Americans with a desire to farm or ranch is one of the many ways the Obama Administration and USDA are working to rebuild and revitalize rural America USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
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