The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office made a tactical entry into a home in the Lakeside 5 area north of Parker on Sunday evening.
The incident began on Saturday when Kevin Foran allegedly left his home to visit a family member a few houses down on Treasure Road, accusing him of breaking into his house. He allegedly struck the family member with a piece of lumber, and a third man retaliated. A 911 call was made from the residence and Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Rosado responded, calling DPS and PPD for backup.
A handgun was brought into the fight and there was a scuffle which was broken up by the girlfriend of one of the men, who reportedly broke it up by hitting the suspect with a two-by-six piece of wood.
The suspect left the home before police arrived and allegedly went and hid under his own trailer. Because he had been hit on the head, police made entry and searched for him at his home, but could not locate him.
The following day, the Sheriff’s Department arrived to arrest Foran, and found the suspect barricaded in his home. According to Deputy Rosado they tried to ‘talk him out’ for around 20 minutes and eventually made a forced tactical entry.
Foran was arrested on assault, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, interfering with criminal proceedings and related charges. An female involved on Saturday was also taken into jail for an active warrant and for driving on a suspended license.