May Trial Set for Longmont Man Accused of Attempted Murder, Assault
A Longmont man accused of beating a woman in May pleaded not guilty Friday to the nine charges he faces during his arraignment in Boulder County District Court.
Matthew Mann, 40, is scheduled for a jury trial starting May 6.
He is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault and domestic violence/habitual offender. He is also facing eight sentence enhancers for committing a violent crime.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told police that Mann first became aggressive when she and a friend tried to get him to switch from beer to water during a night spent barhopping .
After fighting with his friend, the three got into a car to leave. The victim said that Mann yelled and cursed at her, and shoved her out of the car at one point. The victim ran off and was picked up by a friend.
When she arrived home, she found Mann had used a spare key to get inside her home, even though he was not invited. According to the affidavit, Mann quickly became physical. He shoved the victim to the ground and assaulted her multiple times, and also strangled her.
The victim was taken to Longmont United Hospital for her injuries. She suffered three fractured ribs and major contusions to her face, as well as scratches and bruising around her neck and scrapes on her hand and ankle and other bruising, the affidavit says.
Later, when police searched her residence, they found what they believe were brass knuckles.
Mann is being held at Boulder County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond.
Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, firstname.lastname@example.org