Trial continues in Taser case
The trial of an Aspen man who allegedly assaulted police, resisted arrest and was then shot with a Taser continued Tuesday.
Thomas Frampton, 40, is charged with second degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest after he allegedly injured two officers last July. A six-woman, seven-man jury was seated on Monday to hear Frampton’s case, and opening arguments were heard.
According to police reports, the officers used a Taser to subdue Frampton after he resisted. Police also say Frampton continued to be verbally abusive when they took him to jail.
But defense attorney John Van Ness told the jury during opening arguments that his client was simply napping in his home on East Durant Avenue when police arrived there, having been told that Frampton was threatening his family with a barbecue fork.
The trial is expected to last until Thursday.