A man allegedly threatened a store clerk in Edwards with a knife, fleeing the scene of the collision before being arrested

On Thursday, June 30, just before 7 p.m., Eagle County Sheriff’s Office deputies received an ongoing trouble call at the Stop N Save in Edwards. A man who was causing trouble in the store and allegedly shoved an employee was told to leave and returned with a knife threatening to kill the clerk. The suspect then fled in his vehicle, backed into another vehicle and left the scene.

After a brief search of the area, officers from the Avon Police Department quickly located the suspect and he was taken into custody.

The suspect, 36-year-old Nicholas William-Edward Leake, was taken into custody and incarcerated in the Eagle County Detention Center on multiple counts, including:



  • Threatening crime with real/simulated weapon
  • Harassment
  • Flight
  • Driving under the influence
  • Dangerous driving
  • Hit and run — leaving the scene of an accident
  • Possession of an open container (alcohol)
  • Failure to comply — assault

Leake also had an outstanding warrant from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office for first-degree burglary and is currently being held on $25,000 bond.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the co-op employees and community members who shared important details about the suspect and his vehicle and to our agency partners, including the Communications Center Vail Public Safety, Avon Police Department and Colorado State Patrol for quick assistance. apprehend this suspect.

If you have information about the suspect or this crime and wish to remain anonymous, you can call Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, and submit your tip online at http:/ /www. .p3tips.com, or send a mobile tip using the free “P3 Tips” mobile app. If your tip leads to the arrest and charging of any suspects involved, you could earn a cash reward from the Eagle County Crime Stoppers.

Those accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court