Michigan man arrested in Frisco motel homicide case

Charles Sattler mug

Police arrested Charles Sattler, 42, in connection to a homicide on April 14, 2014 at a Frisco motel. (Photo: Summit County District Attorney's Office)

FRISCO, Colo. — Police arrested a man Monday in connection with a homicide investigation that started at a Frisco motel.

Early Monday, the Frisco Police Department and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an attack at the Snowshoe Motel in Frisco, according to the Summit County District Attorney’s Office.

When officers and deputies arrived on scene, they discovered an injured man, who was later identified as Blake Bostic, 38.

Law enforcement said Bostic’s injuries appeared to have been acquired through a dispute that turned violent.

The victim was transported to St. Anthony Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries, said the DA’s Office.

Later Monday, police arrested Charles Lee Sattler, a 42-year-old man with a Michigan driver’s license, in connection to the homicide case.

Authorities spent the remainder of the day interviewing Sattler and other witnesses as they continued their investigation, said the DA’s Office.

An autopsy on Bostic was performed by forensic pathologist Dr. Ben Galloway Tuesday.

The preliminary report stated that Bostic’s death was a result of “closed head and neck injuries due to blunt trauma consistent with a fight.”

Results from a final autopsy report have yet to been released.

Sattler appeared in court Tuesday morning to be advised of the charges against him, which include second-degree murder and third-degree assault.

The DA’s Office said the defendant could face up to 24 years in prison or a $1 million fine if found guilty.

Deputy District Attorney John Franks set bond at $250,000 for Sattler, who is currently being held at the Summit County Jail.

His next court date is scheduled for April 28.