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Charges dismissed against former Colorado Springs city councilwoman

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jan 24, 2019
Lisa Czelatdko
Lisa Czelatdko


COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police arrested former city councilwoman Lisa Czelatdko in January 2019 on suspicion of felony assault and menacing charges stemming from a domestic disturbance. The charges were later dismissed in court.


According to police, Czelatdko, 48, admitted to officers that she threw knives at her husband and pointed a can of mace in his face when he arrived home just before midnight last Friday.


Her husband told officers that Czelatdko pointed a can of mace at him as he came into the home from the garage. According to an arrest affidavit, she told her husband to “get the hell out of my house,” but he walked past her, toward the stairs to the basement.


That’s when the husband said she went to the kitchen island, grabbed several knives out of a drawer and began throwing them at him. He told police that one hit him in the leg just below his knee, which caused a cut. The other knives missed.


He told officers she screamed, “I wish you were dead, I want to kill you.” The husband told officers that he was in fear for his life during the incident.


Court documents said an officer also found a “large tool” that was also thrown in his direction in the garage. The tool appeared to have hit the front passenger window of a Toyota Prius parked in the garage of the home, breaking the window.


Czelatdko was charged with second-degree assault (felony), two counts of menacing (felony and misdemeanor) and criminal mischief (misdemeanor) in connection to the incident. The case was dismissed in August 2019 .


She served on Colorado Springs City Council from 2011 to 2013.