Shawn Schwartz, a "person of interest" in the death of Broomfield teen Natalie Bollinger, was arrested over the weekend in Boulder after reportedly getting into an altercation with officers who were conducting a welfare check.
Schwartz, 37, was booked into the Boulder County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest before being released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
Schwartz could not immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday.
According to an arrest affidavit, Broomfield police observed some possibly suicidal statements on Schwartz's Facebook page, where he wrote "I am on my way to at (sic) Johns church in boulder on 15th and spruce. Come out (sic) me in the ground you (expletive) cowards."
Broomfield police advised Boulder officers that Schwartz was a person of interest in the Bollinger case, which they referred to as a homicide.
According to the affidavit, Boulder police found Schwartz at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., where he told officers he missed "his friend" Bollinger and wanted to talk to her but could not because she was dead.
Officers were able to get Schwartz to go with them to Boulder Community Health's Foothills Hospital without incident, but once he was there officers said he began screaming and yelling at staff. When he tried to leave the room and refused to listen to staff instructions, police tried to place him under arrest.
According to the affidavit, Schwartz struggled with officers, at one point trying to kick and bite them. Officers were eventually able to get Schwartz into custody and transported him to the jail.
Schwartz had one prior arrest for theft in Boulder County, according to court records.
Records also show that Bollinger was granted a restraining order against Schwartz in December, and Broomfield police confirmed they have spoken to Schwartz about the 19-year-old Bollinger, who was found dead in unincorporated Adams County on Dec. 29 after being reported missing the previous day.
Broomfield police have made no arrests in the Bollinger investigation.