Woman faces charge of assault on police officer after Aspen bar altercation
ASPEN – A 24-year-old woman faces a felony charge of an assault on a police officer after she was arrested early Sunday morning following an alleged altercation at a downtown Aspen bar.
Gulay Akman, 24, remained in the Pitkin County jail on a $7,500 bail as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday. An Immigrations Customs and Enforcement hold also was placed on her, a jail deputy said.
According to Chip Seamans, a patrol supervisor with the Aspen Police Department, officers reported to The Regal Watering Hole at approximately 1:40 a.m., where a “big melee was gong on.”
Akman, from Turkey, allegedly pulled the hair from the head of one female, threw a glass at another woman’s boyfriend, and broke a glass on another female’s hand.
A doctor determined that the injury to the woman’s hand constituted “serious bodily injury,” leading to a pending felony charge of second-degree assault.
Akman was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital to be treated for an apparent cut to her head; later she kicked police officer Dave Rosselot several times, Seamans said, leading to the assault on a police officer charge, which has yet to be filed.
She also faces two misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault, Seamans said.
All told, Akman had four alleged victims, Seamans said. There were no other arrests from the incident.
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