Royal Trux's Neil Hagerty Charged with Three Felonies for Attacking Denver Police Officers

Friends of Hagerty, including Royal Trux bandmate Jennifer Herrema, have been circulating a GoFundMe in an effort to raise money for Hagerty's legal defense and mental health treatment

BY Kaelen BellPublished Apr 24, 2023

Earlier this month, Neil Hagerty — of Royal Trux and Howling Hex — was arrested in Denver for allegedly attacking a group of police officers sent to perform a wellness check on him.

As reported by the Denver Post, Hagerty's attack allegedly included slashing one officer across the throat with his own badge. Now, Hagerty's been charged with three felonies stemming from the incident: one count of second-degree assault of a police officer and two counts of attempting to disarm a peace officer.

In response to the incident and Hagerty's subsequent charges, his friends (including former partner and longtime Royal Trux bandmate Jennifer Herrema) have begun circulating a GoFundMe with the goal of raising $50,000 for Hagerty's legal defence and mental health treatment. 

"Everyone involved with the Royal Trux is deeply concerned about Neil's well-being and now his legal defense," the GoFundMe page reads. "Please help us get him to get the support and care he needs to recover and get back on track. Neil has never encountered this kind of trouble, but over the years his mental condition has intensified especially over the pandemic." 

If you'd like to support Hagerty, you can find the GoFundMe page here.

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