Suspected drunk man tries entering home of Summit County sheriff

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — A man was arrested last week after attempting to enter the home of Summit County Sheriff John Minor, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Graham Goodwin made several attempts to enter Minor’s home in Summit Cove just after 4 a.m. Friday by repeatedly ringing the doorbell, the sheriff’s office said.

Minor gave several verbal warnings to Graham to leave the property, but he continued to try to enter the home.

Goodwin “was visibly intoxicated as well as disoriented,” the sheriff’s office said. He jumped the fence into the backyard, where Minor found him. The sheriff’s office said Goodwin “lunged at (Minor) and tried to grab him.”

Minor then pushed Goodwin against the house and punched him, then took him to the ground with an arm bar and placed him in handcuffs.

Goodwin was booked for second-degree criminal trespass for entering and remaining on the property of another that is fenced in to exclude intruders.