Dad ANTHONY DONALD CHAVEZ has been charged with felony menacing, felony domestic violence, misdemeanor false imprisonment, obstruction of telephone, and child abuse--now that he's been released from the hospital.
Seems Dad showed up at his girlfriend's house and threatened her with a butcher knife in the presence of their infant son. Mom managed to call the police, and good old Daddy--who seems to have mental illness and cocaine problems--fought with the four officers when they attempted to arrest them. Tasering Daddy didn't work, and when Daddy tried to grab one of the officer's guns, Daddy was shot. Now he's out of the hospital and on his way to the pokey.
Publish Date: 1/1/2010
Man shot by officer released from hospital, then arrested
By Pierrette J. Shields
LONGMONT — A man shot by a police officer on Dec. 23 was arrested Thursday when he was discharged from Longmont United Hospital.
Anthony Donald Chavez was shot while fighting with officers on the porch of an apartment at 1300 Coffman St. on Dec. 23, according to police. Chavez’s girlfriend called police for help and told dispatchers that he had threatened her with a knife in the presence of their infant son. She told them Chavez had a history of mental health problems and was high on cocaine.
Chavez fought with four officers who attempted to arrest him, according to reports. He was shot twice with Tasers and still fought, police reported. Officer Justin Ownbey shot Chavez once when Chavez attempted to take another officer’s gun. The wound was not life-threatening, but Chavez was hospitalized until today.
Chavez was arrested on a warrant for two counts of felony menacing, one count of felony domestic violence, and one count each of misdemeanor false imprisonment, obstruction of telephone and child abuse.
According to Chavez’s arrest warrant affidavit, Cassandra May told officers that he threatened her at knifepoint on Dec. 21 and again on Dec. 23. He was supposed to take a bus to stay with his father in Arvada on Dec. 23, but he returned to their apartment and said he had missed the bus, she told police. She said Chavez threatened her with a butcher knife when she called his father and asked him to pick up Chavez or “things were going to be bad.”
Chavez had been under police guard at the hospital 24 hours a day. On Thursday afternoon, he was dressed in a red Boulder County Jail inmate uniform as he was taken out of the hospital in a wheelchair to be transferred to the jail.
Ownbey is on a routine administrative leave while a multi-agency team reviews the shooting according to department policy and the law.
The team’s report is expected to be completed by mid-January.