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Man charged with several counts in alleged attack on realtor in Commerce City

Posted: 5:17 PM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 19:17:26-04
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BRIGHTON, Colo. – A man who was arrested last week after allegedly threatening a female realtor at knife-point during an open house event last weekend in Commerce City was charged Tuesday in connection with the crime.

Ernest Robert Chrisman, 43, was charged with two counts first-degree burglary, attempted aggravated robbery and attempted kidnapping for the alleged attack that happened Aug. 4 in the 14700 block of E. 104th Ave., according to a news release from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Chrisman reportedly showed up to an open house at the Aspen Hills Condominiums and threatened a female realtor with a knife, ordering her to give him some of her possessions.

The female victim then retrieved a handgun and fired one round at the suspect, who fled the area in an unknown direction.

Chrisman is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of attempted aggravated robbery, attempted second-degree kidnapping, violation of bail bond conditions, third-degree assault, and crime of violence, a sentencing enhancer, the release states.

The suspect was advised of the charges Tuesday afternoon. A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. on Sept. 4 in Adams County Court.