Father and son arrested in Oak Creek after allegedly assaulting men with wooden boards during robbery
January 27, 2014
Steamboat Springs — A father and son were arrested Sunday night in Oak Creek after they allegedly assaulted two men with wooden boards while trying to rob them.
The Oak Creek Police Department and Routt County Sheriff’s office deputies were called around 7:15 p.m. to a report of a burglary and assault in progress at a home on Nancy Crawford Boulevard.
According to the arrest affidavit filed in Routt County Court, when Oak Creek Police Chief Bobby Rauch arrived at the home at 7:24 p.m., he found two victims who reported that Glen Alan Shaffer, 54, and his son Glen Alan Shaffer Jr., 24, had forced their way into the house with boards and yelled "give us your money."
The victim who lives at the home said Shaffer Jr. hit him in the face with the board numerous times.
The victim, who also suffered injuries to his arm and hands while trying to block the strikes from the board, was bleeding from his mouth and hands and was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center for treatment.
The other victim reported Shaffer Sr. hit him with a board. According to the arrest affidavit, the second victim was able to run into a bathroom and lock himself inside as Shaffer Sr. continued to strike the door.
"During the attack, the Shaffers yelled at the victims stating they would kill them," Rauch wrote in the arrest report.
The Shaffers, who live in Oak Creek, were located by police about an hour after the assault walking in the area of Sharp and Oak streets.
Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted in the search.
The men both were arrested on suspicion of second degree burglary, second degree assault and menacing.
They were expected to appear in Routt County Court on Monday afternoon.
The victims told police the assault was preceded by Shaffer Sr. making "rude comments" to them earlier in the day.
“Oak Creek is a pretty quiet town. You hate seeing something like this happen,” Rauch said.