Steamboat man arrested after scuffle with police
July 2, 2012
Steamboat Springs — Police arrested a Steamboat Springs man on suspicion of six counts of felony assault after officers say he injured one officer's elbow, kicked another in the groin and spit in the face of a third as he was being arrested Saturday night during the first Free Summer Concert Series of the season.
Police Sgt. Scott Middleton said the confrontation started after concertgoers at the Steamboat Ski Area called police to report a highly intoxicated man. Officers caught up with Gamble Scott Hall, 27, and attempted to arrest him for violating a protection order that prevents him from drinking alcohol.
Middleton said Hall then started fighting with officers, punching and kicking at them. He said three of the four male officers who worked to detain Hall were attacked during the arrest.
Middleton said the most serious injury was sustained by an officer who was treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center for an elbow injury that required a sling.
He declined to identify the officers involved.
Hall was arrested on suspicion of six counts of felony second-degree assault, and for violating a protection order. He remained in custody at Routt County Jail on Monday night.
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Hall has a lengthy arrest record, according to Steamboat Today archives. He was arrested in September on suspicion of violating bond conditions, second-degree assault, and resisting arrest. In August, he was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order and twice on violating bond conditions.
In June 2011, he was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, resisting arrest, child abuse, third-degree assault, theft, criminal mischief, and possession of a Schedule 4 drug.
In March 2011, he was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing.