Knife-wielding man threatens store clerk in Edwards

EDWARDS, Colo. (KDVR) – A man who threatened an Eagle County store clerk with a knife is in custody and now faces a litany of charges.

Eagle County Sheriffs responded to reports of an ongoing disruption at Stop-n-Save Thursday around 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. At the convenience store, an employee was allegedly jostled by the suspect before trying to lead him out of the store.

According to the ECSD, the suspect, Nicholas Williams-Edward Leake, 36, left the store before returning with a knife, with which he threatened the store clerk.

After threatening to kill the clerk, Leake exited the store and attempted to drive away in his vehicle. He reportedly backed into another vehicle before fleeing. He was located by officers from the Avon Police Department shortly thereafter and was arrested.

Leake is currently being held at the Eagle County Detention Center on $25,000 bond where he faces charges of:

  • Felony Menacing (real and simulated weapon)
  • Harassment (hitting, shoving, kicking)
  • Flight
  • DUI
  • Dangerous driving
  • Hit and Run – Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Possession of an open container (alcohol)
  • Failure to Comply (Aggression)

Additionally, Leake apparently already had an outstanding warrant in Eagle County for first-degree burglary.

If you have any information related to this case, please contact Eagle County Crime Stoppers by calling 970-328-7007. You can remain both anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.