Peace Officer Assaulted at Campground North of Fort Collins
A police officer was assaulted by a man with a bat at a campground in Fort Collins on Thursday evening.
According to a news release, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office received a report at 8:19 p.m. of a disturbance happening at the KOA campground north of Fort Collins off Taft Hill Road and Lakeside Resort Lane.
Security guards and campground guests were being threatened and attacked by a man with a bat, and detained him while deputies responded. Upon deputies' arrival, a woman interfered with their investigation and struck a deputy with a flashlight.
Both the man and woman were arrested and identified as Bruce Joseph Lichtenberger and Janice Diane Lichtenberger, both 68 years of age.
During his arrest, Bruce Lichtenberger tried to bite deputies who were securing his seat belt, and then attempted to kick the windows out of the back of the patrol vehicle.
Victims, including the deputy struck with a flashlight, suffered minor injuries and did not need to be transported for further medical care.
The Lichtenbergers were both booked into the Larimer County Jail. Bruce was charged with felony menacing, third degree assault, and resisting arrest. Janice was charged with felony second degree assault on a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer.
Charges are merely an accusation and the Lichtenbergers are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.