Boulder police have arrested an additional person in relation to the March 6 University Hill riot, while court documents identified one of the other recent arrestees as the man who reportedly threatened to shoot police and was one of the “primary aggressors.”
Thomas Shade, 19, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of engaging in a riot, criminal mischief and violating a public health order after he was identified in videos as one of the people that helped flip a vehicle, according to an affidavit.
Shade is the seventh named person to be arrested in connection to the party-turned-riot. Boland Dodge, 21; Brandon Hoover, 24; Eric Hoover, 24; Garrett Doyle, 22; and Parker Clemons, 20, were all arrested over the weekend while Henry Chardack, 20, was arrested last week.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s online database lists Chardack, Clemons, Dodge and Shade as students. Doyle, Brandon Hoover and Eric Hoover are not listed as students.
In an arrest affidavit, police identify Doyle as the suspect seen in videos threatening cops and serving as one of the “primary aggressors” when police arrived on scene to try and break up the crowd of 500 to 800 students who were gathered in the area of 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on March 6.
According to an affidavit, Doyle was heard telling officers, “I want you (expletive) dead” and can be seen on video throwing something at the SWAT vehicle, though it is unclear if he hit any officers.
An officer also said Doyle threatened to “(expletive) you up” and then followed her to her car with his hands in his pockets.
According to the affidavit, Doyle came forward to police on March 12 and said he was involved in the riot.
Doyle reportedly said during the interview, “I don’t hate all cops, I’m not going to lie, I threatened to shoot a cop”. Doyle said he made the threat because he was “trying to scare them.”
According to the affidavit, Doyle also admitted to hitting police vehicles with his hands. When Doyle was shown a video of him throwing the unknown object at the SWAT vehicle, Doyle responded “What did I even throw?”
Affidavits for Clemons, Dodge, Brandon Hoover and Eric Hoover have not yet been released.
While there have been seven arrests so far, Boulder police Chief Maris Herold said at a briefing Tuesday that there were also three warrants pending and one arrest warrant “that we’re working on as we speak.”
“There will be more arrests forthcoming,” Herold said, noting that the investigation would likely take several more weeks.
Police seeking tips
Anyone with information, photos or video is asked to contact police by visiting tinyurl.com/UniversityHillDisturbance.
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