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Update as of 12:15 p.m.:
CUPD Spokesman Ryan Huff released details regarding an arrest in relation to a suspected hit and run near Bear Creek last night. Jayme Lee McCoy, 32, was apprehended after refusing to cooperate with police. McCoy showed signs of being under the influence, and was incoherent when responding to officers.
After continually refusing to show police his hands, the officers opened the sliding door to the backseat of the van where McCoy was sitting.
“The suspect kissed the dog on the head, and let him go towards the officers,” Huff said.
The officers then used Taser guns to subdue the suspect. The dog, described as a pitbull, was shot at by a bean-bag shotgun round, though it missed the animal who then fled the area. McCoy was taken to the hospital with minor injures and then to Boulder County jail. He is not believed to have any affiliation with the university.
“McCoy has a large criminal history including driving under the influence and fighting with police,” Huff said.
Late Friday night Jayme Lee McCoy, 32, was arrested after officers responded to a possible hit and run near Bear Creek.
According to a news release, McCoy was found in the backseat an older-model van with a dog in the Bear Creek parking lot and repeatedly ignored requests from officers to come out.
Officers noticed that McCoy was holding a knife and after a few minutes he released the dog, described as a pit bull. The dog acted aggressively towards officers and they shot a bean-bag shotgun round at the animal. It missed and the dog ran away, the release said.
McCoy exited the vehicle with one hand behind his leg and one officer tased the suspect with no effect. Multiple other officers then used Taser guns and PepperBall projectiles, the release stated.
McCoy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. According to the release, he has a long criminal history in several states.
Original story (April 20, 1:27 a.m.):
A suspect was pulled over near Bear Creek Friday night around 11:30 and pulled a knife on police officers, according to CUPD spokesperson Ryan Huff.
Less-than-lethal methods were used to arrest the suspect who was then rushed to the hospital, Huff said.
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