Suspect fights deputies for hours using feet, feces and broken sprinkler system

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Charles Lee Kettering

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 63-year-old Colorado man was eventually arrested Sunday night after a long fight with deputies that ended with him throwing feces at jail officials a flooding a room in the jail with water.

Deputies responded to a call around 9:43 p.m. about an assault. A woman told deputies Charles Lee Kettering attacked her and fled the scene.

Kettering was eventually located and taken to the county jail. On the way to the jail deputies said Kettering rammed his head several times against the side of the patrol car.

He didn’t stop there, though.

Kettering allegedly kicked one deputy in the groin and the other in the shin.

Once he was locked in the cell he reportedly urinated on the floor, defecated and then threw feces at the cell window.

Then he ripped a fire suppression sprinkler head from the ceiling, flooding the booking area, according to KDVR.

Deputies called in the jail’s SWAT team to deal with Kettering who said he would fight them if they tried to remove him from the cell.

He attempted to charge out of the cell when the door was opened. Kettering was then Tased and placed in restraints.

Kettering faces the following charges:

  • 2nd Degree Assault (Class 3 Felony)
  • 3rd Degree Assault (Class 1 Misdemeanor)
  • 1st Degree Criminal Tampering (Class 1 Misdemeanor)
  • Resisting Arrest (Class 2 Misdemeanor)
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer/Fireman (Class 2 Misdemeanor)
  • Criminal Mischief (Class 2 Misdemeanor)
  • Harassment (Class 3 Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Petty Offense)
  • Domestic Violence Enhancement