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Man arrested in suspected kidnapping, burglary in Golden

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 15:30:08-05

GOLDEN, Colo. – A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of kidnapping, burglary and robbery charges after an incident involving his ex-girlfriend Sunday night, police said.

Connor Murphy, 21, is being investigated for counts of first-degree kidnapping, false imprisonment, second-degree burglary, robbery and harassment after his arrest in Golden, police said.

Golden police say they were called to a home in the 600 block of Garden Street for a possible burglary in progress around 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Officers went to the home but could not find a crime in progress, the department said.

Later Sunday, one of the victims and her roommate went to the police department to file a report and told officers her ex-boyfriend took items from her home to try and get her into his vehicle.

Police said the woman went along with the plan in hopes of getting her belongings back. She told police that Murphy drove her to various places while promising to return her home but not doing so.

The woman was texting and calling her roommate to track her location, police said, and eventually to have the roommate pick her up. She told police that Murphy “made threats to her and to himself and exhibited troubling behaviors” during the ordeal, Golden police said.

The roommate was eventually able to find Murphy and the woman, and drove her home and then to the police station. Police said that while the victim was talking to officer, Murphy tried to contact her several times and shared a location with her on his phone.

Officers went to that location but found only Murphy’s car, which was impounded. They eventually got ahold of him over the phone, and he was booked into jail on Monday.

Murphy has not yet been formally charged by prosecutors. He appeared in court tuesday and was advised of the reason he was being held in jail. A judge set his bond at $20,000 and set Murphy's next court date for Jan. 27, where he is expected to be formally charged.