Everyday somebody, somewhere is accused of committing a crime. The crimes range from petty theft and vandalism to more serious charges such as an assault or a sex crime. Not everyone who is accused of a crime is found to be guilty. Police, however, seem convinced that one man that they are looking for in Colorado did commit the crime for which he is accused.
In many cases of reported domestic violence, police will make an arrest as quickly as possible in order to protect the alleged victim from further harm. However, despite these arrests, there can be many questions lingering as to whether a domestic assault in fact occurred. In these cases, it is essential to understand what facts Colorado police are basing their arrest on to ensure that the person arrested is in fact guilty of a crime.
A Colorado man has been accused of domestic violence accusations following an apparent altercation in an Eagle County mobile home park. Local sheriff's deputies responded to the scene shortly before 6 a.m. on a recent Friday morning. The complainant, a woman, asserted that the man had attacked her with a knife in the midst of an argument between the two. The specific relationship between them was not reported. The accused man is now facing a number of serious domestic assault charges.
A police chief in Colorado has called the DNA destroyed in 48 sexual assault cases a 'screw up.' Some would use much stronger language to define the destruction of evidence in sex crime cases which is crucial to convicting the appropriate offender. When evidence is destroyed, there is the possibility innocent people will be jailed for crimes they did not commit.
If the police version of what happened in a shoot-out involving a 28-year-old man and a police officer on May 22 is correct, one wonders why the police waited nearly a month to arrest him. The man is surely concentrating on a criminal defense now that he's been arrested under Colorado law for suspicion of attempt to commit first-degree murder. The reported story is that a Longmont police officer saw the accused driving without headlights about 2 a.m. on May 22.