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Police arrest man sought in connection with assault, death of 71-year-old man

Edward Herbert Hoid, 36, was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. He has been charged with a parole violation, menacing, criminal mischief and three counts of vehicle trespass in connection with events that led to his arrest. He has not yet been charged in connection with the assault, according to police.

A man targeted by investigators for his alleged role this month in the assault and death of  71-year-old Randall Schubert was arrested early Friday by Longmont police.

Edward Herbert Hoid, 36, was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. He has been charged with a parole violation, menacing, criminal mischief and three counts of vehicle trespass in connection with events that led to his arrest. He is in the Boulder County Jail. 

“Mr. Hoid has not been charged in the death of Mr. Randall Schubert,” a Longmont police news release stated. “Mr. Schubert’s death is still a very active and serious investigation, and we are working closely with the Boulder County District Attorney’s office.”

Longmont police wanted to question Hoid in connection with the Nov. 5 incident in which Schubert was knocked off his bicycle on the greenway south of Lowe’s, 355 Ken Pratt Blvd., and north of the Longmont Recreation Center. 

Schubert died from his injuries on Nov. 16.

Hoid was arrested Friday morning after a Longmont police officer was dispatched to The Village at the Peaks, 1250 Hover St., for a suspicious incident and found a man throwing rocks at businesses. Numerous businesses and vehicles in the area had been broken into, according to an affidavit.

The man, later identified as Hoid, ran as the officer approached him in a vehicle. He eventually stopped running and an officer took him into custody, the affidavit stated.

Anyone who has information about Schubert’s death is asked to call the Longmont Emergency Communications Center at 303-651-8501 or to contact Detective Jon High at 303-651-8584.