Crime Briefs 20-year-old man fires BB gun in Glenwood bar fight |

Crime Briefs 20-year-old man fires BB gun in Glenwood bar fight

Ryan Summerlin

Glenwood police arrested a 20-year-old man after he reportedly fired a BB gun at a couple of men in a late-night confrontation outside a Glenwood bar.

Glenwood Springs police responded to five individuals in a fight outside of Las Margaritas early June 29. An air soft or BB gun was reportedly involved.

Officers soon had three individuals stopped at the 300 block of Ninth Street.

But a 20-year-old man eventually bolted from the scene, and officers chased him through the streets and alleyways, eventually downing him with a Taser, according to an officer’s report.

He smelled of alcohol and officers found an empty marijuana container in his underwear. Officers would later find marijuana in his pocket, as well.

A witness reported that two men came to Loyal Brothers and started an altercation with three men who were standing outside.

Then a man, who matched the description of the 20-year-old police had run down, pulled out a BB gun pistol and started firing at the two men.

Officers found a CO2-powered BB gun pistol tucked away in a Jeep that the 20-year-old had been seen in.

He was arrested on charges of menacing and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies, prohibited use of a weapon, obstruction and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors, as well as illegal possession of alcohol and illegal possession of marijuana, both petty offenses.

In May he was also arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor DUI.

Felon threatens corrections deputy

A community corrections deputy reported to Rifle police that a 35-year-old man had “a loaded firearm with three clips and was making threats towards her” early June 28.

A man who had recently been released from community corrections was staying at the Gateway Lodge. He went to a 35-year-old man’s hotel room, where the 35-year-old went on a rant and showed him a loaded pistol and three loaded clips, according to police reports.

He appeared to be high on some drug, the witness told police.

The 35-year-old told the other man that he was going to go to community corrections “and go after” the corrections deputy, who had written him up in the past.

The community corrections deputy told officers that she was afraid and that the 35-year-old man, who is also a convicted felon, was “unstable and could do something.”

The 35-year-old’s parole officer and county deputies went to his hotel room immediately, took him from the room and found the loaded gun and clips under the mattress. Deputies also found marijuana in the room.

He was arrested on charges of felony menacing and felony weapons possession by a previous offender.

daughter CHOKED

At around 3:30 a.m. July 9, a woman called Glenwood police saying that her 49-year-old husband had just choked their 22-year-old daughter and left the house.

The daughter told officers that she had just come home from the bars, and her father was very angry that she had walked home alone. The mother, too, had been out at the bars, and she had gotten a ride home from another man, also angering the husband.

When the daughter came home, her father immediately started yelling obscenities at her, she told police.

He pushed her against a wall and put both hands on her throat, squeezing for three to five seconds until she could not breathe, documents said.

Afterward he slammed his hand down, smashing a glass saltshaker and cutting his hand. At the residence, police found blood on the sidewalk and inside the house.

An officer called the father, who by then was at Wal-Mart.

“I messed up. I’ll take all the blame for what happened,” he told the officer, according to an affidavit. The man said that he was “so mad” that he was “out of himself.”

“I just don’t know how to discipline her because of her age,” he reportedly said to the officer. The officer asked the man if he squeezed her neck. “I don’t think so. But I don’t know,” he said, according to the affidavit.

He was arrested on felony second-degree assault.

Husband arrested IN GUN threats

Garfield County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a husband brandishing a handgun and threatening to shoot his wife the night of July 2.

County deputies responded to a residence on U.S. 6 near Rifle.

A woman had called another man, saying her 41-year-old husband had brandished a firearm and that she did not feel safe. The man then called police. He reported that he’d also heard over the phone the 41-year-old husband say he wanted to shoot his wife.

The responding deputy found the woman standing on the side of the road outside the house.

She reported that her husband was in the house and that he was drunk. After she came home from work, her husband became intoxicated and passed out on the living room floor.

He later woke up, walked into the bedroom and started loading a handgun. She told law enforcement that he never had been violent until recently.

Deputies took up position outside the house, and commanded him to come out.

He came out of the house, at one point holding a beer and a lit cigarette, but multiple times he went back into the residence when sheriff’s personnel commanded him not to.

This was a security risk because the deputies knew there was a firearm in the house. The deputies eventually pursued him into the home and arrested him, though he continued to resist.

He was arrested on charges of felony prohibited use of a weapon, along with misdemeanors menacing and obstructing a peace officer. Domestic violence was also applied as a sentence enhancer.

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