On Saturday, September 23, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police responded to a report that a man had been badly beaten with a stick near Junction Pl. and Goose Creek Path. Police arrested the suspect, who is now in custody. There is no ongoing risk to the public. The suspect is being charged with two felony charges. The victim is being treated for serious head injuries at the hospital.
Police arrest suspect on felony assault charges after he allegedly beat a man with a stick
On Saturday, September 23, at approximately 1:30 p.m., police responded to a caller who reported a man had been badly beaten with a stick and was bleeding from his head near Junction Pl. and Goose Creek Path. The caller was at the scene with the suspect at the time, awaiting the police to arrive. The suspect did not flee the scene.
Police and medical responders arrived within 2 minutes. Upon arrival, police arrested suspect Derek Jordan, (date of birth 09/23/80). The suspect is now in custody and there is no ongoing risk to the public. He is being charged with two felony charges: first-degree assault (1 count) and first-degree assault of an at-risk adult (1 count).
First responders immediately administered medical care to the victim and transported him in an ambulance to Boulder Community Hospital where he is being treated for serious head injuries. Boulder Police Department deployed victim’s advocate services to meet the injured man at the hospital to provide additional care, comfort, and resources.
Boulder police are actively working to piece together the sequence of events and further details in this case. The suspect does not have a permanent address and is believed to have been living among Boulder’s unhoused community. Detectives are investigating whether the suspect had been using drugs, specifically methamphetamine, prior to the alleged attack. As this is an active investigation, no additional information is expected to be released at this time.
Boulder Police ask anyone who witnessed anything related to this incident to call the non-emergency dispatch number at: 303-441-3333.
As in every criminal case, these charges are an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.