LCSO deputy assaulted during Wellington disturbance call

On March 7, a Larimer County Sheriff’s deputy responded in the early morning hours to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 7300 block of View Pointe Circle in Wellington. The deputy made contact with a male in front of the residence. The male was bleeding from a cut on his face and said his girlfriend was intoxicated and assaulted him.

The female suspect, later identified as Kathren Lucille Secrest of Wellington, exited the residence and ignored multiple orders from the deputy to remain outside so he could speak to her regarding the disturbance. The deputy advised Secrest she was being detained, but she continued to ignore his commands and walked back into the residence. The deputy took Secrest by the arm and escorted her outside. Secrest pulled away from the deputy and struck him in the chest with a closed fist. Secrest refused commands to put her hands behind her back and was placed on the ground by the deputy and handcuffed. The deputy rolled Secrest onto her side to check her for weapons, and she forcefully grabbed the deputy’s upper inner thigh.

The investigation revealed probable cause to arrest Secrest for assaulting her boyfriend as well as assaulting the deputy. She was transported to the Larimer County Jail and booked on third-degree assault, domestic violence enhancement, and resisting arrest.

Secrest was released on March 9 after posting a $1,250 bond.

The charges are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

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