<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:35:17 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs man arrested in domestic violence, standoff]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-man-arrested-in-domestic-violence-standoff/article/1623139?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-man-arrested-in-domestic-violence-standoff/article/1623139?custom_click=rss

A 32-year-old Colorado Springs man was arrested after a standoff early Thursday for allegedly firing a shot during a domestic dispute that injured a woman, police said.

William Cunningham, 32, is facing menacing, obstruction of telephone service, third-degree assault and false imprisonment charges.

Police received a call of shots fired about midnight in the 4500 block of Skyland Drive in east Colorado Springs, police tweeted.

"When officers arrived, they found a female who had a nonlife-threatening injury to her lower extremity from a shot fired," police spokesman Lt. Howard Black said.

The victim's injury was most likely caused by debris or shrapnel, Black said. Cunningham had fled before police arrived.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:08:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Four robberies overnight in eastern Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/four-robberies-overnight-in-eastern-colorado-springs/article/1623101?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/four-robberies-overnight-in-eastern-colorado-springs/article/1623101?custom_click=rss

Four Colorado Springs businesses were targets of attempted and successful robberies Wednesday night and early Thursday in the eastern part of the city.

Based on suspect descriptions, the robberies appear to be unrelated.

The series of robberies began just after 7:30 p.m. at the Subway at 1825 N. Circle Drive when a man dressed in a black sweatshirt and black pants entered the store and tried to steal from the store, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. He fled on foot in an unknown direction.

At about 10:45 p.m., a man carrying a gun and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a gray mask and gray gloves approached the counter of a business in the 600 block of Spectrum Loop and demanded money, police said.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:19:33 -0600
<![CDATA['Depressed' Fountain man fatally shot father after argument over TV show, affidavit says]]> http://gazette.com/depressed-fountain-man-fatally-shot-father-after-argument-over-tv-show-affidavit-says/article/1623105?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/depressed-fountain-man-fatally-shot-father-after-argument-over-tv-show-affidavit-says/article/1623105?custom_click=rss

An argument between a father and his "depressed" son over a television show escalated into a deadly shooting in Fountain late Monday, court records show.

David Porter, 27, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after deliberation late Monday at his family's home in the 100 block of Cherry Circle after his father, Michael Porter, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to an arrest affidavit for David, about 10:30 p.m. Monday, Michael, 53, and his wife Pamela were arguing about a television show when David confronted his dad for being "stupid" and said he had been considering suicide "because of how depressed he had become" living with his father. Michael approached David "with his fist clenched," but

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:10:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Austin bombing suspect's Coloradan uncle says he was smart, kind]]> http://gazette.com/austin-bombing-suspects-coloradan-uncle-says-he-was-smart-kind/article/1623084?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/austin-bombing-suspects-coloradan-uncle-says-he-was-smart-kind/article/1623084?custom_click=rss

A 23-year-old suspected of planting deadly bombs that struck fear across Austin was described Wednesday by his uncle as a smart and kind "computer geek" and a friend said he was an assertive person who would end up being "kind of dominant and intimidating in conversation."

Neither had any idea what might have motivated Mark Anthony Conditt, who authorities say died after detonating a bomb in his sport utility vehicle as officers moved in for an arrest near Austin. The attacks in the Texas capital and suburban San Antonio killed two people and wounded four others.

"I mean this is coming from nowhere. We just don't know what.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:31:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Affidavit: Fremont County clerk embezzled $220,000, threatened to fire employees]]> http://gazette.com/affidavit-fremont-county-clerk-embezzled-220000-threatened-to-fire-employees/article/1623054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/affidavit-fremont-county-clerk-embezzled-220000-threatened-to-fire-employees/article/1623054?custom_click=rss

The Fremont County clerk and recorder accused of embezzling more than $220,000 from taxpayers over a seven-year period tried to keep the investigation secret by threatening to fire employees who talked about it, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Gazette.

Katie Barr, 36, told County Attorney Brenda Jackson on Sept. 26, 2017, "not to tell anyone (about the insufficient checks) because of her embarrassment," the affidavit states. A day later, Barr allegedly sent an email to her staff saying they'd be fired and sued if they talked about the checks outside of the office.

She was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of embezzlement of public property, witness intimidation, harassment and fraud by check, court records show.

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:30:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Police identify man accused of shooting out car windows in northeast Colorado Springs neighborhood]]> http://gazette.com/police-identify-man-accused-of-shooting-out-car-windows-in-northeast-colorado-springs-neighborhood/article/1623057?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-identify-man-accused-of-shooting-out-car-windows-in-northeast-colorado-springs-neighborhood/article/1623057?custom_click=rss

Police identified Wednesday a man suspected of shooting out windows of 13 cars last November in a northeast Colorado Springs neighborhood.

An arrest warrant has been issued for James Joseph Gile, 40, who is suspected of using a BB gun to damage vehicles in the 4500 block of Misty Drive during the early hours of Nov. 21. He is accused of one felony count of criminal mischief.

Police said Gile "is not known to be a threat to the community."

He was identified as a suspect after detectives from the Stetson Hills police station investigated the shootings for several months and reviewed surveillance footage from neighbors, police said.

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:11:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk threatened with pistol during attempted robbery]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-7-eleven-clerk-threatened-with-pistol-during-attempted-robbery/article/1623036?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-7-eleven-clerk-threatened-with-pistol-during-attempted-robbery/article/1623036?custom_click=rss

A would-be robber in Colorado Springs left with no money but a 7-Eleven clerk feared for her life after an attempted robbery early Wednesday.

A man in his 20s, wearing a pink bandanna and blue/yellow backpack, held up the convenience store on West Uintah Street near Interstate 25 at gunpoint, Colorado Springs police said.

The man was armed with a pistol, police said.

The clerk, Carrie Erickson, told Gazette news partner KKTV that she thought about her children when the man ordered her "to give him everything."

She ran to the bathroom, locked the door and set off the alarm, KKTV reported. Police arrived in a few minutes. By then, the would-be robber was gone.

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:18:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Fremont County clerk and recorder jailed, accused of embezzlement, witness intimidation]]> http://gazette.com/fremont-county-clerk-and-recorder-jailed-accused-of-embezzlement-witness-intimidation/article/1623011?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fremont-county-clerk-and-recorder-jailed-accused-of-embezzlement-witness-intimidation/article/1623011?custom_click=rss

The Fremont County clerk and recorder was jailed without bond Tuesday after results of a months-long investigation accused her of misappropriating and stealing taxpayer dollars for personal use.

Katie Barr, 37, is suspected of embezzlement of public property, witness intimidation, harassment, and fraud by check - offenses that allegedly occurred from January 2011 to last May, court records show.

Barr turned herself in after detectives informed her of the charges.

Police began investigating her office about six months ago, after a KOAA reporter submitted a Colorado Open Records Act request for financial records that showed discrepancies.

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:46:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs brothers threatened to kill oldest brother over inheritance, according to affidavit]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-brothers-threatened-to-kill-oldest-brother-over-inheritance-according-to-affidavit/article/1622999?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-brothers-threatened-to-kill-oldest-brother-over-inheritance-according-to-affidavit/article/1622999?custom_click=rss

Two brothers arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder had threatened to kill their older brother over their inheritance, court records show.

Gordon Price Moss, 62, and Randall Vonhobart Moss, 64, went to the home of their older brother, McKinley Moss, in the 800 block of North Spruce Street about 2 p.m. and yelled at him to get out of the house, arrest affidavits say. Gordon entered the house and pointed a shotgun at McKinley, 67, while Randall yelled, "I want to kill you," the affidavits say.

Gordon fired at least one shot, one of the affidavits continued. One witness reported hearing three gunshots and watching Gordon slam the butt of the gun into the hood of McKinley's green Chevy sedan.

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:45:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Thieves target unlocked cars in east Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/thieves-target-unlocked-cars-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1623024?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thieves-target-unlocked-cars-in-east-colorado-springs/article/1623024?custom_click=rss

Police are looking for one or more culprits in a series of car break-ins and thefts reported in the Stetson Hills area on Tuesday.

At least 16 unlocked cars were entered, and one vehicle was stolen after the keys were left inside, according to Colorado Springs police.

Various items were taken from the vehicles, which were parked on residential streets and in driveways, police said.

The incidents took place late Monday and early Tuesday in an area east of Tutt Boulevard, south of Dublin Boulevard, north of Stetson Hills Boulevard and west of Anna Lee Way.

Two more vehicles were stolen out of an open garage after the keys were left hanging on a hook in the garage, police said.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:08:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation]]> http://gazette.com/teen-shoots-girl-in-maryland-school-killed-in-confrontation/article/1622974?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/teen-shoots-girl-in-maryland-school-killed-in-confrontation/article/1622974?custom_click=rss

GREAT MILLS, Md. — A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.

The shooting at Great Mills High School, a month after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, intensified calls for Congress to act on gun violence at schools. This weekend, students across the country plan an anti-gun violence march on the nation's capital.

In Maryland, it wasn't immediately clear whether the shooter took his own life or was killed by the officer's bullet, St.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:00:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Woman calls cousin's Colorado Springs slaying 'personal']]> http://gazette.com/woman-calls-cousins-colorado-springs-slaying-personal/article/1623015?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-calls-cousins-colorado-springs-slaying-personal/article/1623015?custom_click=rss

Darryl Clark's slaying this month "was personal," said cousin Erica Clark.

He was shot at such close range, she said, "When we viewed his body, we could still see the barrel of the gun (indentation) where they shot him in the face. It had to be a person he really trusted for him to let him that close."

Darryl, 33, was found killed March 4 in the 900 block of Yuma Street, near East Yampa Street.

Colorado Springs police have not released details about the killing.

But Erica's description of a personal "assassination" conflicts with the fact that the suspect appears to be a stranger.

No one in the Clark family had heard of Adonis Ondrae Anderson before he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:54:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: Fountain man suspected of killing his father]]> http://gazette.com/police-fountain-man-suspected-of-killing-his-father/article/1622972?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-fountain-man-suspected-of-killing-his-father/article/1622972?custom_click=rss

A 27-year-old man suspected of murdering his father was arrested late Monday at his home in Fountain.

David Porter was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after Fountain officers found 53-year-old Michael Porter dead with multiple gunshot wounds in their home in the 100 block of Cherry Circle.

Fountain police said a family disturbance apparently led to the shooting.Porter is being held in El Paso County jail without bond, inmate records show.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fountain police at 382-8555. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:09:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Subway manager robbed at gunpoint]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-subway-manager-robbed-at-gunpoint/article/1622984?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-subway-manager-robbed-at-gunpoint/article/1622984?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who robbed a Subway sandwich shop near the Chapel Hills Mall on Tuesday.

About 8:15 a.m., a man wearing a blue or gray flannel shirt with dark blue jeans was ordering a sandwich at the Subway at 8025 N. Academy Blvd. when he pulled out a black handgun and demanded cash, police reported.

The manager gave the man cash from the drawer but said he couldn't access the safe. The thief fled south through the parking lot toward Chapel Hills Mall.

The robber is 6 feet, 4 inches tall and 40 to 50 years old, police say, and "has been seen in the area frequently.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:57:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Seemingly bizarre sideshow created as convicted killer in Teller County jail awaits new trial]]> http://gazette.com/seemingly-bizarre-sideshow-created-as-convicted-killer-in-teller-county-jail-awaits-new-trial/article/1622873?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seemingly-bizarre-sideshow-created-as-convicted-killer-in-teller-county-jail-awaits-new-trial/article/1622873?custom_click=rss

Convicted double murderer Jacob Ind and the woman who was once his most fiercely loyal supporter - she wrote a book about his case - have begun furious attempts to discredit each other in advance of his long-sought retrial in the 1992 killing of his parents.

At stake in their feud is Ind's criminal defense: That he killed his mother, Pamela Jordan, and stepfather, Kermode Jordan, after enduring years of their physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

That was Ind's defense during his 1994 trial - which he also plans to testify to this time around - and it was the premise behind Mary Ellen Johnson's 1997 book, "The Murder of Jacob.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:40 -0600