SWAT serves eviction notice at Parker home

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 00:17:15-04

An armored vehicle, a swat team armed with guns outside Ken Ball and his family’s home caused them to grab their cell phone and record their frustrations.

The eviction notice carried was out by Parker Police and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

In the cell phone video, one of Ball’s family members claims they were blindsided by all of this.  

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says when deputies serve eviction notices they are typically not heavily armed, however, this eviction notice was different.

Chief Johnson says Ball had two warrants out for his arrest and has been trespassing and living in the home for the last two years.  He made threats to law enforcement on social media saying, “Come try and remove me from this home. You’d better come in full gear guys because you'll know something is really dirty." 

Johnson said before heading out, his team put their operational plan into a multi-page document.

Johnson said it was all in effort to try and avoid a tragedy like the one in Park County where Deputy Nate Carrigan was shot while serving an eviction notice.

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