2 arrested in Golden home invasion that left man critically wounded

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GOLDEN, Colo. -- Two suspects have been arrested in a home invasion that left a man with critical stab wounds earlier this week.

Jesse Swift was stabbed during a home invasion on Monday night after three suspects made their way into the wrong house where they were expecting to find cash and drugs, the Golden Police Department said.

Caleb Williams has been arrested and is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and two counts each of attempted aggravated robbery and violent crime, police said Friday.

Police also arrested a suspected getaway driver, 19-year-old Julia Katharine Johnson of Westminster. She was booked into Jefferson County Jail for complicity in the offenses listed above.

Swift and his wife Jessica Swift heard a knock on the door of their home in the 1900 block of Washington Avenue just before 9 p.m. Monday. When Jessica answered, three young white masked men, armed with possibly a baton and a knife, forced their way inside.

Swift quickly came to his wife's aid and grabbed a knife from the kitchen, stabbing one of the suspects.

Jessica Swift oman was able run to a neighbor's home to call 911 and police arrived within three minutes. She was not injured. Two children were in the basement during the invasion and were not injured, police said.

The Swifts are both middle school teachers for Jefferson County Public Schools.

Jesse Swift suffered multiple stab wounds, including to his kidney and other lacerations, as well as a punctured lung. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and into surgery.

The Swifts issued a family statement on Wednesday:

“We are overwhelmed by the care and concern we have received from the Jeffco Schools community, our Golden neighbors, and everyone else who is sending positive thoughts our way. We love being a part of the Golden community. The outpouring of love and support is amazing. Our many thanks to all of you.

Jesse is still in ICU but in stable condition. He is in remarkably good spirits and is expected to make a full recovery.

At this time, we ask that you please respect our privacy so that we can heal as a family. Thank you again for the outpouring of love we have felt from you.”

Anyone looking to help the family is asked to go through the Jeffco Schools Foundation website.

One of the suspects, a 21-year-old man, also suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to a hospital. His condition is not known.

He told police the three were expecting to find $10,000 and drugs at the home, but they went to the wrong location.

Police are still looking for Cody Aaron Jones.