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On October 19, 2020 at approximately 11:55 a.m., the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call about an adult male who had actively threatened an adult female victim in a mobile home in the 2300 block of CR38E in Fort Collins. The victim was able to separate herself from the male and safely leave the premise before deputies arrived. The adult male was identified as Zachary Stephens (08/23/91).

As deputies arrived, they attempted to contact Stephens who then barricaded inside the residence. Due to the proximity of other residences, those closest to the premise were evacuated to ensure the public was kept safe. After deputies made multiple attempts to contact the male, the Larimer County Regional SWAT Team was requested to respond to the incident.

Negotiations were attempted but the male did not cooperate. Stephens eventually exited the residence at approximately 4:02 p.m. and was safely taken into custody without further incident. Stephens was transported to the Larimer County Jail and booked on the following allegations:

  • Felony Menacing
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Second Degree Assault
  • Criminal Extortion
  • And an unrelated warrant for Trespass

No bond has been set at the time of this release. A booking photo is attached.

The Sheriff’s Office also thanks the Fort Collins Police Services SWAT Team, Poudre Fire Authority and UCHealth EMS who responded to assist.

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

Published on: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 9:49pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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