Man faces multiple charges after resisting Aspen police

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Charles Brandon White

ASPEN – A man faces a slew of charges following a violent altercation with police during his arrest early Monday at an Aspen lodge.

Charles Brandon White, 28, was a guest at the St. Moritz Lodge on Hyman Avenue when police were summoned to a report of domestic violence there. The 911 call was placed at 12:33 a.m.

White was combative and resisted arrest, according to police, and additional officers were dispatched to the scene to assist the arresting officer. White’s “violent behavior” compelled officers to use a Taser, an electroshock weapon, to subdue him. Several officers suffered minor injuries, according to a police press release issued Tuesday afternoon. White was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital for medical evaluation and then to the Pitkin County jail.

Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies and Aspen Ambulance medics were also summoned to the incident.

“This type of violent incident is unusual and we take every precaution to protect the victim, citizens in the area, the arrestee and ourselves,” said Sgt. Mike Tracey in the press release.

White was awaiting advisement by a Pitkin County District Court judge on assault and domestic violence charges, according to the press release. They include misdemeanor assault, domestic violence, child abuse and resisting charges, plus felony counts of assault and criminal impersonation, according to police. He is also being held on an arrest warrant out of Chaffee County, Colo. and White’s probation officer, in Oregon, was notified of his arrest, police said.