Grand Lake woman suspected of assaulting police officers
March 24, 2009
Responding to a report of a woman with a gun in a Grand Lake mobile home park Monday afternoon, Grand County Undersheriff Walt Eldridge and Deputy Dale Schmidt were met at the door by Julie Cautrel, 31. She was brandishing a small handgun and yelling, “I am going to kill you, mother f******,” according to the affidavit in support of a warrantless arrest.
The officers drew their weapons, found cover and ordered Cautrel to drop her gun, the affidavit says. Eventually, the suspect retreated to her trailer only to re-emerge with a hunting bow, which the affidavit says she loaded with an arrow and pointed at Eldridge’s upper body.
Again she went back inside. This time she re-emerged unarmed, and the officers subdued her, handcuffed her and began transporting her to the Grand County Jail. In the process, the affidavit says, she kicked Eldridge several times.
En route to the jail, the officers say Cautrel demonstrated wide mood swings, one time yelling that she was (Marvin) Heemeyer and “I am going to blow up the jail.” She also spit in the face of one jailer, according to the affidavit.
Sheriff Rod Johnson said the gun Cautrel had pointed at the officers, though realistic, turned out to be a toy.
Cautrel was booked into the jail on suspicion of 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, felony menacing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, according to the affidavit.