Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct details of the accusations against the suspect in the home invasion. The video that was originally posted with this story has also been removed.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A home invasion suspect is in custody thanks to the help of a Jefferson County Sheriff’s K-9 unit.
Deputies were called to a home in the 5500 block of Eldridge Street early Thursday morning. Deputies say 39-year-old Aris Ashford broke into a home. The homeowner and her son were able to hide in the basement and escape, unharmed, through an egress window.
Deputies say they repeatedly ordered Ashford out. When he refused, K-9 Geist and his deputy handler were called in.
“The K-9, ‘Geist, found the suspect hiding behind a couch, and there was a confrontation, and the suspect was taken into custody,” spokesperson Jacki Kelley said.
Ashford, who suffered a bite wound, is facing a handful of charges, including suspicion of second-degree burglary.
Neither the 7-year-old Geist nor any of the deputies were hurt.