Sheriff: Colo brothers arrested after ax attack on car
JAMESTOWN, Colorado – Two brothers were arrested after Boulder County sheriff’s deputies said one of them smashed their patrol car with an ax during a welfare check.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Oehlkers said the deputies arrived to a yard littered with dead squirrels at the brother’s Jamestown’s home about 45 miles northwest of Denver. The deputies were checking on 45-year-old Michael Mundy, after his employer said he hadn’t gone to work Thursday.
Oehlkers said the two deputies and an animal control officer were met by Mundy waving a cane at them, and then by his brother, 44-year-old brother David Mundy, who was also upset.
Oehlkers said David Mundy picked up an ax from their yard and struck the windshield and headlight of the deputies’ car. Deputies tried to restrain him with a Taser, but one of its two prongs missed and he got away, Oehlkers said.
Deputies shot Michael Mundy with a bean bag shotgun after he pointed his cane at them, making them think he had a weapon, Oehlkers said.
The pair ran away but they tired and gave up, Oehlkers said. Both were arrested and booked into the Boulder County Jail.
Michael Mundy is suspected of obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, while his brother faces charges of attempted assault, menacing, resisting arrest and criminal mischief, the Boulder County Sheriff’s office said.
Oehlkers said the squirrel’s deaths are being investigated.