South Jeffco man arrested in attempted kidnapping

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By AJ Vicens

A South Jeffco man was arrested Dec. 16, accused of attempting to drag his estranged girlfriend into a home in the 9700 block of West Unser Avenue.

Chris Mackey, 41, was charged with second-degree kidnapping, a parole violation and misdemeanor obstruction of a police animal, according to Jim Shires, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Shires said deputies went to the home about 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 to investigate a reported fight. A woman called police after seeing a man dragging a woman kicking and screaming into the home. The victim was able to escape before going into the house and apparently was not injured.

Shires said Mackey barricaded himself in a bedroom in the home, which is owned by his sister and brother-in-law. Mackey's brother-in-law gave deputies permission to enter the home, and a deputy kicked the bedroom door open.

One of the deputies released a police dog when it appeared that Mackey was reaching for something at the side of the bed. The dog, Riggz, bit onto Mackey's right ankle and pulled him off the bed and toward a bathroom. Mackey allegedly kicked the dog repeatedly in the face, according to Shires, but the dog didn't let go until deputies told him to.

Riggz was checked out by veterinarians Dec. 19 and seems to be fine, Shires said.

Mackey was being held at the Jefferson County Jail.

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