SUNRISE: Standoff ends with an arrest warrant

January 25, 2012
photo - Sunrise on Jan. 21  Photo by Lisa Craig
Sunrise on Jan. 21 Photo by Lisa Craig 

A man involved in a north-side police standoff Tuesday night is wanted by Colorado Springs Police on suspicion of domestic violence and child abuse.

Police say Mark D. Royer, 42, was in a fight with his wife on the 2900 block of Roche Drive South about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday when he assaulted her while their 6-year-old daughter begged him to stop. Police say she ran out of the house and was chased by Royer while she called 911.

When police arrived, Royer had gone back into the house and she was trying to get back inside. Police demanded that Royer leave the house, but then found out he was gone. He may have run out of the back door when they arrived, police suspect.

Officers took out a warrant for Royer’s arrest and took the woman and the child to a safe place.


Fort Carson commander getting 2nd star

(AP) — A Fort Carson deputy commander has been nominated for a second star.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bailey is in line to become a major general. He is deputy commanding general for support of the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson's largest unit.

Bailey's predecessor, Brig. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, has also been nominated to become a major general and is getting a new assignment.

Pasquarette will become the Army's deputy director for program analysis and evaluation for the deputy Army chief of staff in Washington. He had been director of comprehensive soldier fitness for the deputy chief of staff since he left Fort Carson in October.

The promotions were announced Monday and Pasquarette's assignment was announced Tuesday.


Colorado Avenue standoff ends with two arrests

A three-hour standoff on the city’s west side ended with two arrests Tuesday evening.

The standoff shut down West Colorado Avenue between Ridge Road and the city limits of Manitou Springs from about 5:30-8:30 p.m. while dozens of police vehicles filled the scene.

A robot, flash bangs and police dogs were all used to get the man, wanted for a parole violation, out of his apartment.

Police arrested the man and a woman who was with him. Their names have not been released.



Expect sunny clear skies today and warm temperatures. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 57 degrees today. On Thursday, temperatures are also expected to be in the mid-50s but will plunge into the mid-30s on Friday with a 50 percent chance of snow.






Commissioner asks for ethics probe of himself

STERLING (AP) — A Logan County commissioner and electronics-store owner is asking an independent ethics commission to investigate his business dealings with the county.

Jim Edwards is asking the commission to rule on his actions setting the bid specifications for a county surveillance system that his company won as the sole bidder.

Edwards asked for the commission's advice after The Denver Post ( ) reported in November that he had spearheaded the drive for an elaborate outdoor security system around the county building in Sterling and set the bid specifications.

Dead child's mother told boyfriend child was gone

STERLING (AP) — Authorities say a mother accused of first-degree murder in the slaying of her 3-year-old son told her ex-boyfriend that her son was "with God."

According to an affidavit, paramedics told investigators on Sunday that 24-year-old Juanita Kinzie told them her son, Caleb Pacheco, was dead.

The body was found Sunday at a home in Sterling after people, including her boyfriend, repeatedly told authorities the child was missing.

According to KMGH-TV ( ), a relative begged social services to check on her nephew's welfare at least a dozen times last year.

The Logan County social services department did not return phone messages on Wednesday for a response.

Kinzie was advised of the charges on Monday and ordered held without bond. A second hearing was set for Feb. 8.

Military, work experience could net college credit

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers want to reduce the cost of college for students by directing higher education institutions to create a system of awarding credit for job experience and military service.

A hearing on the proposal is scheduled Wednesday. Republican Rep. Tom Massey says the goal is to allow students to graduate faster if their experience applies to some college courses. Massey says that can be someone who has spent months in the military working on a submarine who has gained technological expertise or a writer who can get credit for an English or literature course.

Massey says if students can graduate faster, they'll pay less for their college education. Metropolitan State College of Denver already allows credit for prior applicable education experience.


This day in history

On Jan. 25 1998, the Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers in a 31-24 win in Super Bown 32.

Terrell Davis was named the game's MVP after he ran for 157 yards.



-- Colorado Springs Saxophone Quartet recital, 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 808 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $10 and/or food donations.

-- Blues Jamm, 7 p.m., Southside Johnny’s, 528 S. Tejon St.

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