Boulder man denies trying to strangle female officer

By: The Associated Press
June 9, 2013 Updated: June 9, 2013 at 2:02 am

BOULDER — A 24-year-old Boulder man accused of trying to strangle a police officer after she stopped him on suspicion of riding his bicycle while intoxicated is scheduled to go to trial in September.

The Daily Camera reports ( ) Matthew Tello has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Police say they were investigating reports that a bicyclist got into a dispute with the driver of a car pulling out of a parking lot Feb. 17 when Tello began resisting arrest. Officer Beth McNalley was treated for minor injuries.

Tello is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 23.


Information from: Daily Camera,


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