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Courts/Crime

  • Stevie Marie Vigil pleads not guilty to Ebel gun charge

    CENTENNIAL — The Commerce City woman accused of providing the gun used to kill Colorado Chief of Corrections Tom Clements earlier this year pleaded not guilty May 21 in Arapahoe County District Court.

  • Commerce City man arrested in connection to Mexico killing

        COMMERCE CITY — A local man was arrested last week in connection with a 2007 shooting death in Chihuahua, Mexico, the U.S. Marshals Service announced.

        Samuel Marrufo-Ruiz, 54, was arrested May 1 at his home in Commerce City by the Marshals Service Colorado Violent Offenders Task Force after an arrest warrant was issued for him last month from an extraditin warrant from Mexico.

  • Sharrieckia Page sentenced to 42 years in son's death

        BRIGHTON — The mother of an infant boy found last year in an Arapahoe County landfill was sentenced to 42 years in prison Friday, May 3, in an Adams County courtroom.

        Sharrieckia Page, 23, heard her sentence, handed down by Adams County District Court Judge John Popovich, following her guilty plea to second-degree murder in connection to the death of her son, Torey Elijah Brown.

  • Local man sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme

        DENVER — A Commerce City man convicted as a co-conspirator in a mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced to 63 months in prison last month.
        U.S Attorney John Walsh of the Colorado District announced March 19 that Derek Zar, 30, of Commerce City, and Michael Jacoby, 44, of Castle Rock, were sentenced last month by U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn H. Vratil. Jacoby netted a 108-month sentence, according to a release from Attorney’s Office spokesman Jeff Dorschner.

  • Three charged in shooting death of ex-Brighton policeman

    BRIGHTON — Three people were arrested and charged in the killing of a former Brighton police officer at the Grizzly Rose nightclub in 2008.
        Adams County District Attorney Dave Young announced the arrests of Gerald Michael Anthony Gurule, 31, Jennifer Lynne Lewis, 33, and 53-year-old Stanley Joe Gurule March 20.

  • Adams Co. Jail to get new tech for inmate visits

        BRIGHTON — It will become easier for Adams County Jail inmates to visit with their friends, family members and attorneys.
        The Adams County board of commissioners awarded a contract to iWebVisit. Com, which will provide a remote and on-site video visitation solution at the jail. It’s supposed to start this spring.
        iWebVisit.com’s technology allows visits through the “cloud” from any home, office or other remote location with a high-speed Internet connection.

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  • Colorado prison chief murder touches Commerce City

    LAKEWOOD -- The shooting death of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements involves a Commerce City woman, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

    Its agents arrested a 22-year-old Commerce City woman for allegedly illegally transferring the firearm recovered in Texas and identified by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office as the weapon used in Clements' killing March 19. The CBI identified her as 22-year-old Stevie Vigil Wednesday night. She was arrested on suspicion of illegal transfer of a firearm.

  • DA clears deputy in January shooting

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County District Attorney Dave Young declined to file charges against an Adams County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a motorist west of Brighton in mid-January.

    Young released his findings March 26. He said the deputy, Manuel Aragon, used the "appropriate amount of deadly physical force" when he shot 45-year-old Robert Allen Penning. In addition, Young's nine-page letter said a friend of Penning's said the suspect may have "wanted to die."

  • Padilla-Villalobos ordered to stand trial

    BRIGHTON — The man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 14-year-old girl last December will stand trial, the Adams County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday, March 8.
        Ezequiel Padilla-Villalobos, 24, was ordered to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder and sexual assault after a preliminary hearing in Adams County Court last week, according to a news release from D.A. office spokeswoman Sue Lindsay.