Sheriff's Office Teams With Fire Department To Resolve Domestic Violence Incident

December 27, 2021

On December 24, 2021, just before 2:00 AM, a person called 911 asking for help.  An El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Section dispatcher heard a man in the background threatening to kill the caller.  The line disconnected shortly after the dispatcher heard what sounded like a physical altercation occurring.  When Sheriff's Office Patrol Division deputies arrived on scene, they made announcements instructing anyone inside to exit.  There was no response, and there was no view into the residence from the ground level.  

Members of the Cimarron Hills Fire Department (CHFD) were asked to respond to the scene to provide ladder access for deputies to a balcony.  With the assistance of CHFD, deputies gained access to the balcony and observed evidence of a struggle inside the home.  Additional announcements were directed inside through an open door.  Deputies entered the home through that door and immediately contacted three (3) adults who were detained without incident.

An on scene investigation determined David Dewitt, DOB: 06-11-1981 (one of the persons detained inside the home), assaulted the victim with a weapon as well as committed several other criminal acts against the victim.  Deputies also determined David threatened the third person detained inside the home during the incident as well.  

As a result, David was arrested and later booked into the El Paso County Jail on domestic violence-related Felony and Misdemeanor charges to include 2nd Degree Assault, Felony Menacing, and False Imprisonment.  His mug shot is attached to this media release.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Cimarron Hills Fire Department for their prompt assistance that resulted in the safe and successful resolution of this incident.

# # #

MR 21-146