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Man found asleep in hotel bed tased after being caught trespassing

Trespassing man latest in repeated break-ins at hotel

A man found sleeping in the Baymont by Wyndham hotel ran from police after being caught trespassing, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradley Harris was asleep in a hotel bed at 2279 Hawkins St. when police responded to a report of an unwanted subject at the hotel just after 2 p.m. Sept. 20, according to an incident report.

A maintenance worker at the hotel found Harris asleep in an out-of-order room that was unavailable for visitors.

Hotel staff told police several similar break-ins had occurred lately. Staff discovered that individuals pushed on French doors leading to the rooms, realizing them to be easier entry points than the main doors because of their lack of a middle supporting beam. The unknown suspects would enter the rooms, take showers and sometimes spend the night if they weren’t caught.

Harris cooperated with police orders to gather his belongings and talk with them outside, a deputy’s incident report said.

Police then discovered Harris had nine warrants for his arrest. Once Harris was told this, he bolted.

Heading westbound on Hawkins Street, he ignored police instructions to stop.

Police threatened to tase him, and Harris begged them not to, but kept running.

Harris reentered the west entrance of the hotel, and police gave one last warning before tasing him.

Probes from the taser collided with the right of Harris’s back, the deputy said.

Harris was handcuffed, and the probes were removed from his back. He was cleared by medics at the scene and in the Southwest Memorial Hospital emergency room, then booked at the Montezuma County Detention Center.

In addition to his nine previous warrants, Harris was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.

He’s scheduled for appearance of counsel, pretrial conferences and plea hearings Tuesday.