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Suspects arrested for kidnapping, assault

Released on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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  • Public Information Office, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950, fcpsmedia@fcgov.com

Two suspects have been arrested for kidnapping and assaulting a man in Fort Collins.

Just after 9:30 p.m. on May 8, 2022, Fort Collins 911 received a call from a resident on Sherwood Forest Court. The caller said an injured man knocked on their door and needed help. Officers arrived and located the victim, a 44-year-old man who said that he had been taken against his will from a convenience store in South Fort Collins and driven to a storage facility on East Mulberry Street. He said the suspects assaulted and stabbed him, then drove him to a neighborhood and dropped him off.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries and is expected to recover. Detectives obtained a warrant to search the storage facility where the man said the assault happened. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team assisted with serving the search warrant.

Investigators learned that the victim knew the suspects, Amanda Causey, 40, of Wellington and Robert Williamson, 57, of Fort Collins. Causey was arrested on May 9 and booked into the Larimer County Jail. She was issued a combined $252,000 cash/surety bond and faces the following charges:

  • First degree kidnapping (class 1 felony)
  • Aggravated robbery (class 3 felony)
  • Criminal extortion (class 4 felony)
  • Second degree assault (class 4 felony)
  • Existing warrant for failure to comply/fugitive from other jurisdiction

Williamson was arrested on May 10 and issued a $400,000 cash/surety bond. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail for:

  • First degree kidnapping (class 1 felony)
  • Criminal extortion (class 4 felony)
  • Second degree assault (class 4 felony)
  • Tampering with physical evidence (class 6 felony)

“I want to commend our patrol officers and detectives who quickly responded and got the victim the medical care he needed,” said Assistant Chief Tim Doran, who leads the Criminal Investigation Division. “I also sincerely appreciate the partnership with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, who provided skilled personnel to help us safely recover evidence and investigate this serious crime.”

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information about the incident or suspects is asked to contact Detective Brian Werder at 970-221-6543. People who want to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.