Arrest papers released for a man who reportedly stabbed driver more than 20 times near popular Manitou Springs trail

Barr Trail trailhead sign.
Barr Trail trailhead sign.(KKTV)
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 10:39 PM MDT|Updated: May. 25, 2023 at 1:13 PM MDT
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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Witnesses report hearing a loud sound and then seeing a pink truck crash into a low retaining wall in the Barr Trail parking lot Monday night. That’s according to arrest papers for 24-year-old Million Zimmerman.

Three teenagers reportedly told authorities they saw the passenger in the truck stab the driver multiple times. Court papers say Manitou Springs Police arrived first. In the documents, police say they found 60-year-old Eric Snay lying on the ground behind the truck and that Snay had been stabbed in the neck, head, right shoulder and chest more than 20 times. Snay was hospitalized and underwent surgery.

“Once we got down to the bottom, they had it all,you know, police-taped off. We’re on the exit to the trail,” hiking the night of the stabbing Sara Sharkey said. “There is a truck there with maybe blood.”

Investigators say they learned Zimmerman had walked into the woods nearby after the stabbing. Arrest papers say he came out of the woods the next morning as an officer was leaving the scene and was arrested.

“It makes me feel good that they got that person, but it’s wild that at a place you think is safe and you’d expect comfort, it’s wild you’d be doing that. And that’s the situation that we’re in right now as a society, that could happen,” hiker Carter Beswick said.

Snay is expected to survive. Zimmerman is being held on $1,000,000 bond, he is expected to appear in court on June 2.