Large Police Response for Warrant Arrest in Longmont After Threatening Social Media Message
At least five Longmont police officers, one armed with a rifle, responded to a home on Mount Sneffels Street Wednesday afternoon to arrest a man wanted for a felony failure to appear on a Weld County warrant.
Devin Knudson, 27, had been arrested on suspicion of attempting to influence a public servant and driving while under a restraint. He failed to appear at his second court hearing in September, prompting the warrant.
Knudson also has a number of open cases in Boulder County for felony offenses that include possession of controlled substances, forgery and menacing, as well as other misdemeanor charges.
At least five officers responded to arrest Knudson and at least one arrived armed with a rifle, according to Longmont police Sgt. Todd Chambers.
The heavy response was due in part to a recent social media post by Knudson, which Chambers described in an email as “an angry, profanity punctuated message on social media directed to law enforcement which indicated he would be armed the next time the police contacted him.”
“We take information such as that seriously and plan and respond accordingly with the appropriate resources,” Chambers said.
Knudson was cooperative and was arrested without incident.
He’s next scheduled to appear in Boulder County Court for three arraignments on Nov. 2. He is also scheduled to appear in Weld County Court for a pretrial conference on Dec. 17.
Knudson has one previous felony conviction for false reporting, as well as a number of misdemeanor convictions.
Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, firstname.lastname@example.org