Inmate charged for assaulting, injuring jail staff

An inmate faces multiple felony charges for assaulting jail staff and injuring three deputies. 

On March 21, 2024 around 9 a.m., Fort Collins Police Services arrested Carmen Scott Musso (DOB 10/27/79) for the following charges:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs - 3+ priors (F4)
  • Attempted Escape (F5)
  • Possession of an Illegal Weapon (M1)
  • Resisting Arrest (M2)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Drug Petty Offense)

Due to his behavior, he was booked into the Larimer County Jail as an uncooperative arrestee. This means a person is secured in an individual holding cell and monitored until the booking process can be safely completed. Later in the day, deputies and medical staff were working to ensure Musso’s needs were being met. During this interaction, he assaulted a staff member. An additional LCSO charge was filed for:

  • Second Degree Assault (F4)

The Larimer County Court issued Musso a $10,000 cash/surety bond for the initial Fort Collins Police Services charges. During a second bond hearing for the jail assault, he was issued an additional $50,000 cash/surety bond.

In the early morning of March 22, Musso appeared to be more cooperative and two deputies removed him from the holding cell. He exited and began walking as instructed, then turned and attacked a deputy, causing significant injury. Two other deputies tried to intervene, but Musso assaulted them as well. Additional staff members responded to help stop the attack. Musso tried to take a deputy’s Taser but was unsuccessful. He was safely restrained and returned to his holding cell. 

Three deputies were transported to an area hospital, one with serious injuries and two with minor injuries. All are expected to recover. 

Musso faces the following charges for this incident:

  • Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer - Serious Bodily Injury (F4)
  • Second Degree Assault on a Peace Officer - 2 counts (F4)
  • Attempt to Disarm a Peace Officer (F6)

A bond hearing has not yet been held for these charges.

“We expect our staff to treat everyone in our jail with dignity and respect, and that’s exactly how our deputies approached this individual. It’s the right thing to do, and it makes our facility safer. It absolutely sickens me to see this unprovoked and calculated violence against our deputies,” said Sheriff John Feyen. “I often hear people say ‘you signed up for this.’ While law enforcement does come with inherent risks, nobody deserves to be attacked. We cannot excuse or accept this kind of violence against our public servants.”

His most recent booking photo is attached. These charges are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

Published on
Fri Mar 22, 2024

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