With the help of law enforcement authorities from Colorado Springs, and due to many calls from area residents, a Woodland Park man accused of attempting to kill his girlfriend is now behind bars.
Daniel Brasche, 33, has been arrested for alleged attempted second-degree homicide among other crimes, according to the Woodland Park Police Department. Brasche was arrested by Colorado Springs Police on Nov. 2, after eluding law enforcement officials for close to two weeks.
Brasche had been wanted since Oct. 19, when his girlfriend reported he assaulted her and strangled her to the point where she lost consciousness. The incident, which occurred after a reported altercation between Brasche and the female victim, occurred at a home in the 18000 block of East U.S. 24, according to the Woodland Park Police.
The WP police then obtained a warrant for Brasche for attempted second-degree murder and other crimes, according to officials. He remained at-large and the police asked for help from citizens in notifying them if they knew of his whereabouts or spotted the murder suspect.
He was subsequently arrested last week without incident last week in Colorado Springs
Brasche remains in jail without bond, according to jail records.
The case represents another significant domestic violence incident that nearly ended on a tragic note.
In the last few months, Woodland Park authorities have grappled with some signature domestic violence incidents that have commanded major attention. In another recent case, a well-known community figure tackled a domestic violence suspect and fugitive, who was then captured by law enforcement authorities after fleeing from a residential area. This fugitive had been at large for an extended period.
In a press release, the Woodland Park Police Department thanked members of the community for providing many tips regarding the pursuit of Brasche. In addition, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young praised the Springs Police Department.