Police: Longmont resident fired round, held drunk intruder at gunpoint

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LONGMONT, Colo. — A reportedly intoxicated man got quite the scare after breaking into a home and poking through the refrigerator of an armed Longmont resident this week.

According to Longmont Police spokesperson Jeff Satr, Kelly Stuart Carter, 39, of Boulder was arrested on second-degree burglary and theft charges on Sunday after he was fired at and held at gunpoint after wandering through an unlocked back door and surprising a pair of residents he did not know.

Satr said the break in occurred in the 3500 block of Columbia Dr. around 5 a.m. The home is not in the area that was flooded by the heavy rains over the past two odd weeks, Satr said.

Police said Carter was intoxicated and rode his bike to the home, where he entered through a back gate and eventually wound up in the kitchen, at which point a female resident in the home was awakened.

The female woke her husband, who pulled a magnum revolver handgun from a nightstand drawer and confronted Kelly in the kitchen. After issuing several warnings to Carter to drop to the ground, and reportedly sensing Carter would make an effort to flee, the resident fired a round to the right of Carter’s leg once the two were in the backyard.

At that point, Satr said Carter dropped to his knees and put his hands in the air, and remained on the ground until police arrived.

Satr said the investigation is still ongoing, but confirmed that Carter was convicted in Boulder last month on criminal mischief, obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct charges.

On Wednesday, Satr said it is unlikely that the homeowner will face any charges for firing the round in his backyard.