Suspect in violent Golden home invasion arrested in Weld County

Golden burglary suspect
Posted at 12:03 PM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 14:35:26-04

GOLDEN, Colo. — Police say a man wanted for breaking into a home in Golden and using a knife and baseball bat in an attempt to rob the residents was located and taken into custody in Weld County on Saturday.

Drevon Simmons, 24, was located near the town of Roggen, police said.

Golden police said deputies with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office found Simmons walking toward a stolen F-250 pickup on I-76 with gas cans in his hands. He’d allegedly stolen the pickup near the scene of the burglary in Golden on Thursday.

Police said when deputies approached Simmons, he fled with a knife in his hands and refused to drop the weapon. As more deputies arrived, Simmons surrendered, according to police.

Weld County deputies said Simmons was "non-compliant" and caused more than $1,000 in damage to the patrol vehicle as he was being transported to jail.

Police said Simmons entered a home in Golden through an open side door Thursday night, grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and with a baseball bat in his other hand, demanded money from the home’s residents.

A man in the home was hit in the head, arm and wrist with the bat, police said. The female resident fled the home unharmed.

Simmons is being held in the Weld County Jail on a number of charges out of Golden, including attempted robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, felony menacing and first-degree criminal trespassing. Weld County expects to file additional charges, police said.