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85-Year-Old Formally Charged For Alleged Cane Attack

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John Copeland (credit: Denver Police Department)

John Copeland (credit: Denver Police Department)

DENVER (CBS4) – Formal charges have been filed against an 85-year-old man accused of attacking a person with his cane.

John Copeland was charged with third-degree assault on an at-risk adult. The 85-year-old is accused of hitting a 66-year-old parking enforcement volunteer while arguing over a handicapped parking permit on Dec 15.

Copeland is out on bond and scheduled to appear in court on Jan 18 to be advised of the charges.

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