Man facing first-degree assault charge in Boulder fight

July 17, 2019 in Boulder

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Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

Barry Trevitt

A man was arrested Tuesday after he reportedly beat another man with a stick in downtown Boulder on Tuesday.

Barry Preston Trivett, 41, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and failure to appear on a Fort Collins case.

According to an affidavit, two men were in Central Park near Broadway and Canyon Boulevard on Tuesday around 5:41 p.m. when they helped to break up a fight between a couple. The men said the couple then began being aggressive toward them, and tried to take their things.

One man shoved the woman away from his backpack, at which point Trevitt hit him from behind in the head. The man fell down and told police Trevitt hit him twice more on his legs, breaking one of his toes.

The man’s friend was able to get Trevitt off, but then that man was also assaulted by an unidentified black man wielding a stick and a belt buckle, according to the affidavit.

Police responded and found Trivett at the scene. Trivett told police he saw “a guy push a girl” and said “I didn’t hit him in the face, I hit him on the leg after he fell.”

A witness saw Trivett hide a stick under a tree, and officers found a stick that was about 2.5 feet long and 4 inches around.

Trivett was booked into the Boulder County Jail as he awaits a bond hearing this afternoon.

The black man who may have also participated in the assault has not been found or identified yet.

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