Police: Kremmling officer assaulted
February 2, 2012
Early Saturday morning, Jan. 27, Kremmling police officer Todd Willson was assaulted on a routine bar check in Kremmling.
Terry Collins, 51, of Denver, and Scott Folven, 49, of Erie, were arrested, according to police.
While doing a bar check at Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill, Officer Todd Willson responded to an altercation near the pool table, according to Police Chief Scott Spade. Willson spoke to one male and told him to calm down and proceeded to find out what was going on, Spade said, at which point Collins stepped between the two and put his hands on the officer and his throat.
Willson broke free and pulled his Taser but didn’t deploy it. He took the first male, Scott Folven into custody, and later found Collins in his motel room and took him into custody.
Folven was charged with obstructing a peace officer.
The Dispatch call log says Collins was arrested for assaulting a police officer, which is a felony. He bonded out of jail on Monday and has not yet been formally charged, according to the District Attorney’s office.
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Officer Willson was not hurt during the incident and was able to continue his duty for the night, said Spade.
Willson has been a Kremmling police officer for 19 years.
Nightly walk-throughs in bars are a typical duty performed by police officers, according to Spade, to make sure patrons are behaving and not being over-served.