Granby man arrested for felony menacing |

Granby man arrested for felony menacing

Granby police arrested Steven Szloboda, 28, of Granby, on Nov. 7 on a Class 5 felony charge for menacing with a deadly weapon. Szloboda’s relative had seen him near the Granby McDonald’s that day, according to an arrest affidavit, and was concerned about his behavior.

Another of Szloboda’s relatives talked to him and thought Szloboda was under the influence of drugs. They suspected Szloboda may have had a firearm and narcotics with him and contacted police. Granby officers searched Szloboda and found no illegal substances or firearms. A deputy thought Szloboda did not seem in his right mind, but police left without taking a report.

Later that day, Szloboda’s relative called the police again. They had driven Szloboda around town after the first police interaction, and Szloboda had been looking for firearms in several locations. When the two went to Szloboda’s storage unit and he said he wanted to retrieve a firearm from it, the relative pretended the lock would not open.

Szloboda’s relative told police Szloboda tried to attack them with a tire iron and threatened to kill them before dropping the iron and motioning to his waistband, making them again think Szloboda may have a firearm. The affidavit read that a video Szloboda’s relative took includes Szloboda threatening to kill them four times.

Officers arrested Szloboda for menacing with a deadly weapon because the tire iron could be used to seriously injure or kill someone and they determined Szloboda’s relative could have reasonably believed Szloboda had a firearm when he was threatening them.

Szloboda is scheduled for a court appearance in late November.

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