Larimer Deputies assaulted in the jail by inmate, seeking felony charges for attack

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (RELEASE) - On June 24, 2019, at about 9:00 a.m., an inmate in the Larimer County Jail assaulted three deputies. Inmate Frank Gonzalez (08/26/1994) began yelling at other inmates and causing a disturbance in his housing unit. When approached by deputies, he began to violently kick his bed, refused all commands, and attacked the deputies.

Deputies deployed a Taser to take Gonzalez to the ground, but he continued to fight and grabbed a female deputy around the neck. Another deputy delivered approved strikes to Gonzalez until he released his hold on the deputy’s neck. Gonzalez was then restrained and moved to a cell.

Two deputies were treated for abrasions and swelling, and one was treated for a broken hand sustained while trying to free the deputy Gonzalez had by the neck. Gonzalez was evaluated by jail medical staff and was not injured.

Gonzalez was booked into the jail on June 21, 2019 by Fort Collins Police Services on allegations of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He self-identified as homeless in the Greeley area. A booking photo is attached.

Deputies will seek felony assault charges against Gonzalez for today’s incident.

The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.