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Man arrested on suspicion of theft, assaulting Boulder police officer – The Denver Publish

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Boulder police officers on Tuesday arrested a man accused of robbing a business and assaulting a police officer.

Boulder Police Department spokeswoman Dionne Waugh stated in a news release the man arrested, 34-year-old Burgess J. Tate, will be charged with aggravated robbery, two counts of first degree assault on a peace officer, and disarming a peace officer. All the charges are felonies.

According to the release, about 11:20 a.m., officers were called to a Boulder business in the 1600 block of 28th Street, after a store employee saw Tate standing in the back of the store while holding several items from the store and a pipe.

Officers arrived at the store in minutes and stopped Tate, but he became uncooperative and struck one of the officers in the head with a snow shovel, the release states. Tate also took the officer’s Taser and hit him in the head with it, the release states.

The release states the injured officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. Tate also was taken to a hospital to be medically cleared, after which he was taken to the Boulder County Jail.

Police have not released Tate’s booking photo, and bond had not been set, according to online jail records late Tuesday.

Online court records show Tate was previously convicted of shoplifting and trespassing in August 2014.

Boulder police are investigating the incident and ask anyone who may have witnessed it or who may have additional information to call Detective Frey at 303-441-3369 in reference to case 21-7090. Residents may also remain anonymous by contacting the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through its website at crimeshurt.com.

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