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  • Fort Carson soldier accused of setting house on fire

    A Fort Carson soldier is suspected of starting a fire that destroyed a home and displaced three people Sunday morning. Property records list 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Jacob Warrum as the owner of the Colorado Springs home that was destroyed in the early morning blaze. Colorado Springs police arrested Warrum on Wednesday on suspicion of arson and...

  • Witness claims he watched January steal from home

    Testifying with the aid of a sign language interpreter, Frankie Meyers needed no translation when asked who emerged from his neighbors' ransacked and bloodied house. "Macyo January," he said in a hoarse-sounding voice. While repeatedly pointing his finger at the teen, Meyers, who is hearing impaired, said he watched January flee the...

  • Police: 13-year old boy runs over officer in stolen vehicle

    GRAND JUNCTION — Grand Junction police say a 13-year-old boy was arrested after he stole his parents' car and ran over an officer's leg when authorities tried to take him into custody. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/Xeh3Rd ) the boy's parents called police Tuesday morning to report their son had stolen their...

  • Man arrested in Colorado in 1999 Montana death

    BILLINGS, Mont. — A 46-year-old man was arrested in Colorado and charged with homicide in the 1999 drowning death of his wife in southeastern Montana, authorities said Tuesday. Brian David Laird was arrested Sept. 11 in Fort Collins by agents from the FBI and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, according to Montana Department of...

  • Colorado police officer charged with stalking

    FORT COLLINS — A Fort Collins police officer was arrested and fired after investigators say he used agency resources to stalk a woman. The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1wBxQND ) 29-year-old Jarett Branson was fired Tuesday after he was charged with stalking, criminal trespass and official misconduct. Police say a Fort Collins...

  • Opening arguments begin in trial of teen accused in double-slaying

    Armed with two guns, Macyo Joelle January ran into the house of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife. But he didn't fire a round, his defense attorney said Tuesday. The newlyweds were already dead, she said. Public defenders revealed the theory during opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of January, who was 
17 years old...

  • Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early

    DENVER — Faith leaders are asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life. In a letter to Hickenlooper dated Tuesday, clergy members urged the release of Rene Lima-Marin, who was sentenced in 2000 to a total of 98 years in prison for...

  • Colorado Springs man accused of assaulting girlfriend

    A Colorado Springs man was accused of domestic violence Monday after his girlfriend went to an area hospital and reported she had been assaulted, police said. Adrian Emilio Felan, 30, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. According to police reports, the assault was reported...

  • Police: Traffic stop in Colorado Springs turns up suspected narcotics

    A routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit and drug bust Monday night in southeast Colorado Springs, police said. Nathaneal Kurt Lear, 31, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a scheduled controlled substance, resisting arrest and multiple traffic offenses, records show. Lear allegedly ran off when an officer stopped him for a traffic...

  • Man assaulted with fireplace poker in Colorado Springs

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked another man with a fireplace poker in northeast Colorado Springs on Monday night. Officers responded to a disturbance in the 6100 block Gunshot Pass Drive, west of Powers Boulevard, just after 6 p.m. Police said the suspect, identified as 49-year-old Eric Chacon, had been arguing inside...

  • Septic tank argument may have led to fatal Calhan shooting

    A 59-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in Calhan on Monday afternoon, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said Heather Marie Neville allegedly shot and killed the man during an altercation. The victim had apparently been in a heated argument over a septic...

  • Jury selection underway in trial of teen accused in Colorado Springs double-slaying

    Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a teen accused of slaying a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary at their Colorado Springs home. Macyo Joelle January, 19, was 17 years old when he allegedly fatally shot Sgt. David Dunlap and his wife, Whitney Butler, on Jan. 14, 2013. He was bound over for trial nearly a...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    Wanted: Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Casey Foreman, 23, is described as a 5-foot-7, 135-pound man with blond hair and blue eyes. Foreman is being sought on suspicion of theft. Anthony Ricardo Johnson, 23, is described as a 5-7,...

  • Double-homicide, sexual assault trials begin in El Paso County courthouse Monday

    Jury trials for a Colorado Springs teen accused in the slayings of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife, and a man who turned himself in to police for allegedly sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman will begin Monday at the El Paso County courthouse. Macyo Joelle January, now 19, was 17 years old when he allegedly shot and killed...

  • Colorado Springs man accused of driving into building, pedestrians

    A man was taken into custody after he allegedly crashed a car into a building and struck two pedestrians Sunday in east Colorado Springs, police said. Joshua Lee Roybal, 23, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular assault, then booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. Roybal allegedly lost control of his vehicle in a...

  • Homemade explosives cache found in dead Chaffee County man's home

    A 92-year-old man may have died when a homemade explosive went off in his house, leading Chaffee County Sheriff's Office investigators to find a large cache of explosive devices and chemicals used for their manufacture, a sheriff's spokesman said Sunday. Edwin Bartheld's body was found Friday in the crawl space of his home in Turret, 13 miles...

  • Colorado woman threatens clarinet-playing boy with gun

    Guess she’s not a music fan. A Colorado woman, sick of the neighbor kid’s clarinet practice, aimed her rifle at the boy and shouted “fire in the hole!” authorities said. Cheryl Pifer, 60, seemed to have been drinking before she threatened the 11-year-old and his friends, Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies said. The boy and six buddies were...

  • Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players. It also has touched off a national debate about the role of corporal punishment in...

  • Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colorado jail

    CENTENNIAL — A man who lost five toes to diabetes while incarcerated at Arapahoe County jail has filed a lawsuit claiming the loss was due to lack of medical care. The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that Correctional Healthcare Companies failed to properly provide medical treatment to James Neisler. The Denver Post reported Saturday...

  • Man arrested for trying to steal the surveillance camera of a pot store

    A would-be burglar was caught early Saturday morning in the parking lot of a medical marijuana store at 586 S. Academy Blvd., after he tried to steal the store's surveillance camera, police reports said. Colorado Springs police were called about a burglary in progress at Rocky Road Remedies. Police were told that a man put gloves on and...

  • Nurse assistant gets 15 years for sex assault

    CENTENNIAL — A 34-year-old man who acknowledged sexually assaulting a patient at a health care center in Englewood has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Paul Bugarcic, of Denver, was a certified nursing assistant at the Cherry Hills Health Care Center when prosecutors say he assaulted a patient who had suffered a brain injury and was only...

  • Courts Roundup: Woman sentenced for machete attack

    A woman accused of holding a machete to a man's neck while two other men allegedly beat, threatened and held him against his will in December was sentenced to two years in prison for robbery, with credit for time served, according to court documents. Suzanne Capretz, 40, pleaded guilty to the robbery charge in August and was sentenced...

  • One escaped prison inmate caught in Colorado Springs; another may have been found

    A man who was barricaded himself inside a residence in southeast Colorado Springs for about six hours Friday night was one of two Colorado Department of Corrections inmates who walked away from a job site in Denver Thursday afternoon. Officials identified the man as Adolfo Lopez, 38. He was previously convicted in El Paso County on drug abuse...

  • Latest Colorado Springs phone scam claims to be from tax office

    A new phone scam is making the rounds in Colorado Springs. This scam involves a caller claiming to be from the city's sales tax office. Callers have told people they will be indicted on tax evasion charges if they don't make a payment immediately, city officials said. City officials do not request nor accept payments by phone, and they do...

  • Deputies searching for men suspected of break-ins

    El Paso County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men suspected in a string of home break-ins in the Cimarron Hills area, east of Colorado Springs. Deputies have surveillance footage of two suspects who used a credit card stolen in one of the break-ins to purchase electronics from a store in Falcon last month. Anyone with information is...

  • Five people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

    Five people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly beating a man with a shovel and a hammer, Fountain police said. The suspects are also accused of burglarizing the man's home and stealing a work van containing tools, police said. The victim, identified as 33-year-old Jeremy Otto, was contacted by police several...

  • Baillie sentenced to life in prison for 1976 murder

    Robert Baillie sat bound in handcuffs and emotionless Friday as Judge Timothy Schutz sentenced him to life in prison for the 1976 rape and murder of a housekeeper at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. Baillie chose not to speak to the court before the sentencing was handed out. But three sons of Janet K. Conrad asked 4th Judicial District...

  • Adrian Peterson indicted on child injury charge

    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Montgomery County, Texas, grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to multiple media reports. Montgomery County sheriff investigators said they received the case earlier this year and that Peterson has been cooperative with them. The...

  • Colorado woman accused of aiming gun at kids over clarinet

    CLIFTON — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside. Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been drinking before allegedly threatening the children Wednesday....

  • Man involved in fight on I-270 hit, killed by SUV

    DENVER — Authorities say a man was hit and killed by an SUV while he was fighting another man following an accident on an interstate in Commerce City. Police say the victim was hit after the accident on Interstate 270 at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. His name and age have not been released. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1xR8ZqG ) the...

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