Officers arrest suspect for felony menacing, bias-motivated crime

Samantha Ye

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Lawrence Roth was booked into the Larimer County Jail on the following charges: Felony Menacing (class 5 felony), Bias Motivated Crime (class 1 misdemeanor), and Violation of Bond Conditions (class 6 felony). (Photo Courtesy of Fort Collins Police Services)

Fort Collins police responded to a call about a male with a gun who was threatening a man while making derogatory racial statements on the morning of June 12, according to a press release from the City.

The victim had to hide from the suspect, reportedly. The suspect was said to leave the area on bike.

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The incident took place at the Briarwood Apartment Complex, which is in proximity to Poudre High School. A children’s camp taking place in the school led to the building being put on lockout, according to the release.

Police were able to identify the suspect as Lawrence Roth and took into custody.

Roth was booked into the Larimer County Jail on the following charges: Felony Menacing (class 5 felony), Bias-Motivated Crime (class 1 misdemeanor), and Violation of Bond Conditions (class 6 felony).

All charges are merely accusations by law enforcement officers, and the arrested party will be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court, according to FCPS.

Collegian reporter Samantha Ye can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @samxye4.