Man attacked in Jefferson County home accused of sexual assault

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A home invasion might have been retribution for an alleged sexual assault, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. And the man who was attacked has also been arrested.

Colton Roley, 24,  is accused of attacking Tyler Derouin, 27,  at Derouin’s home in the 6900 block of South Newland Court early Tuesday morning. Sheriff's investigators said Roley attacked Derouin after learning Derouin was accused of sexually assaulting Roley’s ex-girlfriend.

Roley’s ex-girlfriend lived with Derouin and his wife, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators said Roley entered the home at 3:30 a.m., wearing a mask like Michael Myers from the horror movie "Halloween."

Roley fired a gun inside the home, the sheriff's office said. Derouin was treated at Littleton Hospital after the confrontation, but investigators said he was not stabbed or shot as had been previously suggested.

"It's a very quiet neighborhood so this is something different," neighbor Chris McCasky said.

Roley fled the home and was believed to be driving a gold PT Cruiser and wearing a blue jumpsuit.

A perimeter was set near up near South Elati Street and West Sterne Parkway as sheriff's deputies, with assistance from the Littleton Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, looked for him.

Roley was taken into custody about 10 a.m. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for a minor injury.

Roley was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, assault and illegal discharge of a firearm in an occupied residence. Derouin has been arrested for sexual assault, the sheriff's office said.