A nurse practitioner from Greeley-area is scheduled to appear in court today after his Saturday arrest on suspicion of 16 criminal charges, including four counts of sexual assault on a child.
The nurse has been identified as Lance Zabler, 47, he was arrested after a traffic stop Saturday in Larimer County. Although Larimer County sheriff's deputies made the arrest, they acted on a warrant filed by the Timnath Police Department. The offenses occurred in Larimer County, specifically within the Timnath Police Department's jurisdiction.
The investigation into Zabler's actions has been ongoing although court documents reveal the department filed the arrest warrant last Tuesday.
Becky Armendariz, spokeswoman for Banner Health revealed that Zabler is an employee of the healthcare provider. The spokeswoman confirmed in an email that Zabler "will be on leave until more information becomes available on this matter."
Zabler has been employed as a nurse practitioner at North Colorado Medical Center since 2015. Banner’s spokeswoman stated in the email that Zabler has "worked only with adult patients during that time." Back in 1995, according to court documents, Zabler pleaded guilty to violating a restraining order; the offense occurred in 1994.
This comes just less than six months after another Greeley-area nurse, Thomas Moore, 45, pleaded guilty in October to groping female patients in a west Greeley emergency room. Documents related to the case revealed that Moore from March 2014 to April 2015 fondled five female patients at the UCHealth emergency room. Police also believe Moore inappropriately touched five more women across Colorado and Nebraska as long ago as December 2013. Investigations into Zabler's actions are being conducted by the Timnath Police Department.