23-year-old Curt Glinton charged with attacking cabbie, stealing taxi and running over bystander

DA: Attack sparked by argument over taxi fare

DENVER - A Denver man faces several counts of attempted murder and other charges after prosecutors say he attacked a cabbie, jumped into a taxi and ran over a bystander.

Prosecutors say the attack happened after 23-year-old Curt Glinton got in an argument with a taxi driver and a passerby over a fare in the early-morning hours of March 16 near 44th Avenue and Tejon Street.

The charges allege that Glinton assaulted the cabbie and then got into the taxi and ran over the bystander, seriously injuring the man, before he fled the area. Police said the cabbie suffered minor injuries.

Police said they found the taxi and the suspect about a mile away at West 48th Avenue and Shoshone Street and arrested Glinton.

Police called it a "strong-arm carjacking," and said no weapons were used.

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey formally charged Glinton with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of robbery, one count of vehicular assault and one count of leaving the scene of an accident. All nine charges are felonies.

Glinton has been released from jail after posting $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court on Thursday.

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