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News Release

Suspect in Custody After Reported Stabbing in Laporte

Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Jul 15, 2017

Contact Information:

J.L. Smith
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office



On 07/15/17, at approximately 0441 hours, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 3200 block of W CR54G in Laporte on a reported stabbing. When deputies arrived, they found a male victim with a non-life threatening laceration from a weapon and a female victim that had been physically assaulted. The suspect was identified as Brian Rory Dennehy (05/19/85) of Fort Collins, who was the ex-boyfriend of the female victim. Deputies were informed that Dennehy had left the area in a vehicle with another female subject.


Deputies later located Dennehy in the 2100 block of W CR54G and took him into custody. Dennehy had crashed the vehicle into a pond at this location and it became submerged.


The Colorado State Patrol is assisting on this case and performing the investigation into the vehicle crash. The Larimer County Dive Team and Emergency Services are assisting in the removal of the vehicle from the pond.


The female victim that was assaulted and the female that was in the vehicle with Dennehy when the vehicle crash occurred, were both transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Brian Rory Dennehy is in the process of being booked into The Larimer County Jail on the following allegations:


Second Degree Assault (Class 4 Felony)

Third Degree Assault (Class 3 Misdemeanor)

Domestic Violence (Sentence Enhancer)

Drove Motor Vehicle While Under The Influence of Alcohol (Unclassified Misdemeanor)

Reckless Driving (Class 2 Traffic Misdemeanor)


The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed. A booking photograph of Dennehy was not available at the time of this release. No further information will be released at this time.


The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.



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