Intoxicated man confronted by Glade Park homeowner

A Fruita teenager was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion that he entered the garage of a Glade Park home, where the homeowner confronted an intruder at gunpoint.

Brandon Lee Hopson, 19, 1225 Santa Fe Drive, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass and underage possession of alcohol. He was released from Mesa County Jail after posting $3,000 bond.

Steven Casano was holding Hopson at gunpoint at the home on Little Park Road around 5:20 a.m., according to an arrest affidavit. Hopson, who appeared intoxicated, told deputies he had been drinking alcohol and fighting at a party nearby. He said he knocked on the door to the Little Park Road house, but that when no one answered, he entered the garage of the home after hearing dogs in there, the affidavit said.

Steven and Kimberly Casano told deputies they didn’t know Hopson and did not give him permission to enter the house, the affidavit said.


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