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Deputy assaulted following vehicle pursuit in Loveland

This article was last updated on April 15 at 7:41 p.m.

A Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been assaulted following a vehicle pursuit in Loveland on April 14. 

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Eric C. Guerin was taken in to custody after failing to pull over for a traffic stop and eventually resisting arrest. Guerin was tracked by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with the use of a vehicle pursuit tracking device, and was taken in to custody after resisting arrest. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)

At 9:23 p.m., LCSO deputies received information regarding a blue 1997 Honda Accord who failed to stop following a traffic stop. Deputies located the vehicle in the area of North Garfield Avenue and East 57 Street in Loveland.

“Deputies observed traffic violations and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to pull over and a pursuit was initiated,” explained a press release by the LCSO. 

The driver drove south on Garfield, reaching speeds of 40 miles per hour. The deputies were able to successfully deploy StarChase, a Global Positioning System vehicle pursuit tracking device, and deputies stopped pursuing the vehicle.

“Deputies were able to track the vehicle remotely to a residence in the 400 block of Crescent Drive in Loveland,” the report said. 

Deputies contacted the driver, who was identified as 28-year-old Eric C. Guerin, at his residence in Loveland.

Gurein physically resisted arrest while holding his 2-year-old child. Deputies tried to rescue the child but were unsuccessful and Guerin dropped the child. The child did not sustain injuries from the drop. 

Guerin continued to resist and attempted to take the deputy’s firearm during the struggle, but was unsuccessful and was taken into custody. 

While Guerin was being arrested, his father, 55-year-old Eric M. Guerin, arrived at the residence and began to obstruct the investigation. He was taken in to custody as well. 

After the arrest, a deputy was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Eric M. Guerin arrived at the residence of his son, Eric C. Guerin, as his son was being arrested. He obstructed to investigation, resisted arrest and was also taken into custody. (Photo courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office).

As a precautionary measure, Guerin was also transported to a local hospital. 

Eric C. Guerin was booked on allegation of 2 degree assault (class 4 felony), vehicular eluding (class 5 felony), disarming a peace officer (class 6 felony), driving under the influence (an unclassified misdemeanor, resisting arrest (class 2 misdemeanor), obstructing a peace officer (class 2 misdemeanor), child abuse (class 2 misdemeanor) and disregarding a traffic control device (class A traffic offense). 

Eric M. Guerin was booked on allegations of operating a motor vehicle while license under restraint (an unclassified misdemeanor), resisting arrest (class 2 misdemeanor) and obstructing a peace officer (class 2 misdemeanor).

Both parties are still in custody, and booking photos have been released. 

No further information will be released. 

Collegian reporter Austin Fleskes can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @Austinfleskes07.

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