Man Accused of Threatening Woman with Knife in Longmont to Go to Trial

September 16, 2018 GMT

A 51-year-old man accused of forcing his way into a woman’s home and threatening her with a knife in April pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Boulder County Court on Friday.

David Riley, who police identified as a transient living in Boulder County, is set for a jury trial on Feb. 18.

He is next scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 27 for a motions hearing.

Riley pleaded not guilty to his charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree trespassing, felony menacing, third-degree assault, attempted sexual contact and harassment.

According to Longmont police, Riley was working on the victim’s car for about a week and had agreed to take her to an appointment in Aurora. After the appointment, the woman said he drove her around for several hours even though she asked to go home.


Once back in Longmont, the woman told police Riley wanted payment for the ride. The woman went into her home and Riley allegedly forced his way in, police said, and then threatened her with a knife.

While he posted a $10,000 cash bond in May, he was arrested again in Weld County in June on 16 charges.

Riley has an extensive criminal history, according to Colorado court records, including prior arrests on suspicion of felony burglaries, assaults on peace officers and criminal mischief in Boulder County.

He has also been arrested in various other districts.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com