DENVER
11/16/2010 03:06 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Foreclosed Jefferson County Homeowner In Standoff With Deputies

UPDATE: KMGH is reporting that Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested David Rothe, the man who refused to leave his foreclosed house, on Tuesday afternoon.

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A Littleton, Colorado man is engaged in a standoff with deputies after he refused to leave his foreclosed home.

KMGH Denver, which first broke the story Tuesday morning, reports that Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies have been trying to evict the man for weeks.

A spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office told KMGH there are signs the man may be armed.

Deputies told KUSA in Denver that the homeowner was given until noon on Monday to catch up on his payments before he was ordered to release his property.

Colorado has the tenth-highest foreclosure rate in the country, according to recent data.