NEWS 9 reports latest incident occurred on the afternoon of March 25th at the Spring Creek trailhead in unincorporated Summit County. The victim sustained injuries to their head and neck, and took themselves to get medical care. Lesh had left the scene authorities arrived. Witnesses confirmed the victim’s story and the alleged assault was captured on the victim’s GoPro camera which was turned over the deputies.
A warrant for Lesh’s arrest was issued on April 17the and he turned himself in on Monday. Lesh was processed and released on bond. He has been charged with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor third-degree assault.
On March 25th, at approximately 1250 hours, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and USFS law enforcement personnel responded to the Spring Creek Trailhead in unincorporated Summit County, for the report of an assault that just occurred.
It was reported that David A. Lesh (DOB 06/19/85), a resident of the Denver area, violently assaulted another snowmobiler near the trailhead. Lesh was not on scene when Deputies arrived. The victim sustained injuries to the head and neck, resulting in the victim seeking their own medical attention. Witnesses on scene confirmed the victim’s recollection of the assault. The assault was also captured on the victim’s GoPro camera, which was subsequently released to Deputies.
On April 17, 2023, an arrest warrant was issued for C.R.S. 18-3-203(1)(i) Second Degree Assault, a Felony, and C.R.S. 18-3-204(1)(a) Third Degree Assault, a Misdemeanor.
On April 24, 2023, Lesh turned himself into the Glendale Police Department, Glendale CO. Leash was taken into custody by the Glendale Police Department without incident, processed and released on $7500.00 bond.
This Investigation is ongoing, and anyone that might have witnessed the assault or has information regarding the assault is encouraged to contact Detective Brandon Vail at 970-423-8953.