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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Man convicted in I-70 vehicular homicide case

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos (DOB: 11-21-1995) was convicted by a Jefferson County jury at the First Judicial District Court on Friday of four counts of Vehicular Homicide for the deadly 2019 incident on I-70 in Lakewood.  Aguilera-Mede...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Man sentenced to life without parole for Lakewood murder

GOLDEN, Colo. (October 14, 2021) – Christopher Michael Pride (DOB: 11-02-1989) was sentenced by the First Judicial District Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday. In May, a jury found Pride guilty of murdering 21-ye...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

First Judicial DA’s Office a leader at statewide conference

Earning recognition for excellence and training prosecutors across the state, the leadership of the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office (Gilpin/Jefferson) was on full display at the annual Colorado District Attorneys’ Council (CD...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Olde Town Arvada officer-involved shooting investigation complete

The Colorado First Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has completed its investigation into June’s officer-involved shooting in Olde Town Arvada and presented its findings to the First Judicial District Attorney’s ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Unlicensed breeder sentenced for animal cruelty in Lakewood

GOLDEN, Colo. (August 25, 2021) – Larysa Pavlona Leuchanka (DOB: 04-25-1960) was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation for animal cruelty charges in Jefferson County. The terms of Leuchanka’s community supervision prohibit her from...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Fresh Start Given to 50 People with Warrants in Jeffco, Gilpin

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A total of 50 people – including some that traveled in from out-of-state – had their warrants for traffic offenses, probation violations and low-level, non-violent misdemeanors cleared Saturday during the first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First J...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Emmi sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder-for-hire case

GOLDEN, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2021) – Jennifer Reba Emmi (DOB: 1/16/1978) was sentenced Monday in Colorado’s First Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for multiple cases dating back to 2019.“The defendant poses a threat t...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Man sentenced to life without parole for second murder in 32 years

GOLDEN, Colo. – Convicted of murder for the second time in his life, William Robert Taft (DOB: 5/24/1971) was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In 1990, he was sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading gu...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants in Jefferson, Gilpin Counties

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People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Jefferson or Gilpin counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judicial Dis...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Man sentenced 63 years for murder of Lakewood resident

GOLDEN, Colo. – John Tyler Blue (DOB: 3-11-1987) was sentenced Friday to 63 years in prison for the murder of 58-year-old Willie Carr in his Lakewood home.“We hope that this outcome provides some sense of justice for Willie’s...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Fraud Alert – Spotting Scams of Older Adults

If there seems to be reason for concern that an older adult has fallen victim to a scam, whether that be a family member or a friend, here are some things to try:

  • Talk to the older adult about new friends in their life and what kind of activity they&rs...
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Posted on: June 25, 2021

District Attorney Statement on Olde Town Arvada CIRT Investigation

(Golden, CO – June 25, 2021) District Attorney Alexis King confirms that the First Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is helming the investigation of Monday’s tragic events in Olde Town Arvada. CIRT responded imme...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Man sentenced in aggravated robbery, shooting of off-duty police officer

(Golden, CO – June 23, 2021) Samuel Clinton McConnell (DOB: 4-15-76) was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County District Court to 32 years in prison for the aggravated robbery of a Circle K and the shooting of an off-duty Denver Police Department officer...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Retired officer charged with sexual assault

(Golden, CO – June 11, 2021)  District Attorney Alexis King announced today that a former law enforcement officer, Wayne Darrell Nelson (DOB 9/21/52), has been charged with seven counts for the alleged sexual assaults of three adult females betwe...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Parents sentenced in Fentanyl toxicity death of toddler

(Golden, CO – May 26, 2021) Rashad Turner (DOB: 4-8-90) and Denisha Woodsking (DOB: 10-1-90) have been sentenced in the death of their daughter, two-year-old Jada’Marie Glenn-Turner. Jada’Marie died from accidental fentanyl intoxication.

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Charges filed in Lakewood cyclist death

(Golden, CO – May 21, 2021) District Attorney Alexis King announced that charges have been filed in the death of cyclist Gwen Inglis of Lakewood on May 16, 2021.

District Attorney King charged Ryan Scott Montoya (DOB 8/9/91) with multiple crimes, including...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Christopher Pride found guilty of first-degree murder

(Golden, CO – May 19, 2021)  On Friday May 14, 2021, a Jefferson County jury found Christopher Michael Pride (DOB 11/2/89), guilty of the murder of 21-year-old Roderick Vecchiarelli, and not guilty of the attempted murder of 49-year-old Angela Sa...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Man found guilty of sexual assault on a child at ARC Thrift Store

(Golden, CO – May 13, 2021) A Jefferson County jury found Ronn Gregory Wyman, DOB 1/7/1959, guilty of sexually assaulting a child, age 11, at the ARC Thrift store in Arvada on January 12, 2020.

On January 12, 2020, Arvada police were called to the ARC Thri...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Man sentenced to life in prison for 7-Eleven murder

(Golden, CO – May 11, 2021)  Israel Becerril-Rodriguez (DOB: 3-20-94) was sentenced today to life in prison for the murder of 28-year-old Jesus Arambula Terrones at a 7-Eleven store in Lakewood on November 3rd, 2019.  

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Michaela Harman pleads guilty in accidental shooting death of child

(Golden, CO – May 5, 2021) On May 4, 2021, in Jefferson County District Court, Michaela Dawn Harman (DOB 12/1/95) pleaded guilty to felony Child Abuse – Negligently Caused Serious Bodily Injury, a class 4 felony, in the shooting death of three-ye...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Jarvis Gates sentenced to Life in Prison plus 17 years

(Golden, CO – May 6, 2021) Jarvis Rondale Gates, DOB 6/15/1981, was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus 17-and-a-half years for the murder of 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas in Lakewood on October 31, 2019.

On November 2, 2019, Lakewood po...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

DA Alexis King celebrates first 100-day accomplishments

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Golden, CO (April 22, 2021) –  Today marks the 100th day since District Attorney Alexis King took office. She has wasted no time implementing changes tailored to her promises to voters.

District Attorney Creates One-of-Its-Kind Conviction Integrit...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Jury verdict in Arvada robbery Involving off-duty police officer

Golden, CO (April 22, 2021)  A Jefferson County jury found Samuel McConnell, DOB 4/15/76, guilty of the lesser charges of Assault in the Second Degree – Reckless Causing Injury (F4), Aggravated Robbery (F3), Theft $50-300 (M3), five counts of Re...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

24-to-Life for man convicted of multiple sexual assaults in Lakewood

(Golden, CO – April 14, 2021) Darrell Eugene Wall, DOB 1-24-70, appeared yesterday in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to twenty-four years to life in prison for sexually assaulting five women he lured into his van and RV, by offerin...

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