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  • Denver deputy suspended for stunning mentally ill inmate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver sheriff's deputy is suspended for shocking a mentally ill inmate with a stun gun to force her to board a bus. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1vFoBGw ) reports Sgt. Stephen Shelton will begin a 26-day suspension next month for using a Taser on the woman during a...

  • Convicted felon arrested after police find several guns in his home

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    A felon remained in the El Paso County jail Tuesday after police found him with several guns at a home in Fountain, police said. Gary Rex Long, 46, was arrested Friday after Fountain police searched a home on the 500 block of East Missouri Avenue. Authorities seized a fully automatic...

  • Colorado Springs band coach sentenced to jail, probation for sexting student

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    A former Colorado Springs band coach was sentenced Tuesday to five years of supervised probation and 30 days in jail for exchanging sexually explicit photos with a student. David Hurd, 39, was a contract band coach at Air Academy and Liberty high schools. He was arrested in April...

  • Photos: Foiled Springs bank robbery: Woman asks for money, teller says no

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    A woman tried and failed to rob Key Bank on Tuesday, thwarted by a teller who refused to give her the money. Colorado Springs police were dispatched to a robbery at the bank, at 1521 S. 8th St., shortly before noon. A woman handed the teller a note demanding cash, but the teller...

  • Fort Carson soldier pleads not guilty to arson

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier suspected of setting his own home ablaze pleaded not guilty to arson charges Tuesday morning. Staff Sgt. Jacob Warrum, 26, increased his home insurance coverage just days before the mid-September fire, according to an arrest affidavit. Firefighters who responded...

  • Firearm use out of self-defense 'absolutely authorized', Cañon City chief says

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    A preliminary investigation has found a Cañon City police officer was "absolutely authorized for the use of firearms" out of self-defense in a weekend shooting that left a Penrose man temporarily without the use of his arms after the man allegedly stabbed the officer, the Cañon City...

  • Man injured in Monday night shooting in Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    A man shot late Monday evening in southeast Colorado Springs remained in the hospital Tuesday morning. Police have not identified the victim or the shooter, but say they found the injured man when responding to calls for a burglary in process. The man was found around 11 p.m. at El...

  • Colorado court to hear appeal from death row inmate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado Court of Appeals is set to hear an appeal Tuesday by one of three men on the state's death row. Twenty-eight year-old Robert Ray is not challenging the conviction for which he was sentenced to death in 2009. He seeks a new trial in an earlier conviction,...

  • Intent at the heart of argument in death of Fort Carson soldier

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Lawyers for a Fort Carson soldier charged in the death of a comrade overseas say the killing was an accident. The statements came during an evidence hearing to determine if Spc. Jeffery T. Page will be court-martialed in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins, 19, of Pine Valley, Calif....

  • Dog helps police find man hiding in wall of Colorado Springs home

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    A wanted man was arrested Monday afternoon after a police dog found him hiding behind a wall in a Colorado Springs home, police said. A Crime Stoppers tip led officers to Robert Shemwell, who was found at a home in the 2700 block of Lear Drive near North Union Boulevard and Mirage...

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