A 51-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly attacking two homeless men in Golden, police said.

Golden police
Roger Coderre

Roger Allan Coderre, of Golden, allegedly attacked two men in the early morning hours Wednesday, police said in a news release.

Both victims told investigators that the assailant yelled, “Get out of my city,” during the attacks.

Several surveillance videos helped establish that an older, black Nissan Pathfinder was in the area of the assaults. A Golden police officer spotted a similar vehicle and stopped the driver for a minor traffic violation, the release stated. The officer told the driver about the matched vehicle description and “sought permission to ask a few questions.” The driver, Coderre, refused and drove away.

On Monday morning, police received a tip from an anonymous caller, which was suspicious in nature. The call led investigators to a middle school construction site in a nearby city where Coderre worked as a contractor.

Investigators established that Coderre made the anonymous, suspicious tip Monday morning and that he was at the scene during the attacks, the release stated.

“Golden Police have established enough probable cause to place Coderre under arrest,” police said.

Coderre, who is being held at the Jefferson County jail, is suspected of two felony assault counts. An investigation is ongoing.

At this time, his alleged motive for the attacks is unclear. The investigation is still underway and more charges could be added.