August 25, 2015
Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
On June 30, 2014, National Park Rangers, with assistance from an officer with the Estes Park Police Department, responded to an incident in the Upper Beaver Meadows area of Rocky Mountain National Park. A suspect, later identified as 36 year-old Adam Harvey from Bancroft, Nebraska, was located, arrested and charged with Assault, Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury. The victim was a 64 year-old man. His name and home town will not be released. The victim was alone, enjoying the night skies, when he was approached and brutally assaulted by Harvey.
Following an investigation by National Park Rangers, the US Attorney's office prosecuted Adam Harvey, resulting in the recent sentencing of 26 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He is in custody, and was remanded at the hearing's conclusion.
According to Chief Ranger Mark Magnuson, "While Rocky Mountain National Park, visited by over 3.4 million annually, is statistically a safe place for park visitors, serious crime does occur. When a crime like this happens, we work hard to ensure that the victim is afforded justice. We are pleased that Mr. Harvey will be held accountable for the assault."