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Naked man shot with Taser, hospitalized

Nicole Inglis

— Steamboat Springs Police Department officers used a Taser on a 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man after he charged at them while naked Friday evening.

Officers were called to Spruce and Larimer streets at about 7:30 p.m. Friday when a neighbor reported a naked man unintelligibly yelling in the middle of the street.

Police Sgt. Gerard Geis said the man, Jerry Ray Phillips, was acting aggressively toward the officers and refused to stop coming at them, so they shot him with a Taser gun.

Officers think Phillips was under the influence of cocaine. He was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center for overnight observation. He was issued a summons for indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and obstructing a peace officer.

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