September 4, 2012 - Police arrest suspect in 2009 assault case
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Police arrest suspect in 2009 assault case
Boulder police detectives arrested a 22-year-old man today in connection with an alleged assault that took place in November 2009.
Erick Berdinner (DOB: 2/20/1990) faces a charge of First Degree Assault, a class 3 felony.
Police believe Berdinner is responsible for the 2009 assault of 41-year-old Timothy Aughinbaugh. Aughinbaugh suffered serious facial injuries during the assault and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The two men were acquaintances.
No arrests were made at the time because of inconsistencies in statements made by several people involved in the case. The Boulder Police Department also consulted with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, which declined to file charges.
Timothy Aughinbaugh died in November 2011.
This past spring, Berdinner and his girlfriend were allegedly involved in an unrelated forgery case in another jurisdiction. After seeing news reports about that case, several people came forward to offer information to Boulder investigators about the 2009 assault of Aughinbaugh. After further investigation by Boulder detectives, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case once more and an arrest warrant for Erick Berdinner was signed and executed today.
Berdinner remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail. His bond has been set at $50,000.00.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Tom Dowd at 303-441-3385. The case number is 09-14959.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:35