Montrose Stalking Suspect Puts Up Fight – Loses Anyway
Two Montrose Police Department officers were injured while arresting a stalking suspect.
Casey Bollinger remained in custody Monday on a $7,500 bond. According to the Montrose Daily Press, Bollinger followed a woman into town despite a protection order. The woman’s mother contacted the police, who later located Bollinger at a local restaurant.
When informed he was under arrest on suspicion of violating the protection order, he became uncooperative. According to Chief Blaine Hall, “A very violent altercation ensued.”
Following an ineffective use of a Taser, the struggle went to the ground. According to the Montrose Daily Press, two bystanders attempted to restrain Bollinger. Both officers received injuries in the struggle. One officer was treated and released from the hospital, while the other required more attention. “The officer is going to recover, but the injury was serious,” Chief Hall said.
Chief Hall did make a point to thank the bystanders who assisted the officers. “The police department really appreciates their assistance,” he said.
Bollinger has been booked for:
- domestic violence
- reckless endangerment
- two counts of second-degree assault
- violation of a protection order
- obstructing an officer
- violation of bond conditions
Formal charges are due February 27.