Reading from the Voice Media empire: Earlier this year, Stephen Hamper was found guilty on multiple counts in the beating of a Denver police officer whom he said he would have killed if only he’d been able to get hold of her gun. Since that ruling, he’s been hit with three more charges of assaulting law enforcers while in custody awaiting a hearing to determine if he’s a habitual criminal. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: As demonstrated by a racially charged protest gone fatally wrong in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists have no shame. But if they did, they’d probably be humiliated by even the slightest association with Colorado’s own Joshua Witt, who claimed to have been stabbed because of his resemblance to a neo-Nazi, only to later admit that the wound was self-inflicted. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced Caroline Zarate Boyle after she pleaded guilty to ripping off her former employer, the U.S. Postal Service, by pretending to have cancer. This admission and the punishment she’ll receive as a result have earned her a place in our Cancer Faker Hall of Fame, which has inducted seven members over the last eight years. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Even if Benjamin Levy, thirty, wasn’t one of his state’s most frequently arrested men, his latest bust, for a drunken scooter crash, would still stand out, since the incident injured his passenger and left his face looking like an order of steak tartare. But while his actions certainly qualify him for nomination as douchebag, that descriptor also fits a criminal-justice system that has allowed him to break law after law over a period of years without finding a way to prevent him from harming himself and others. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Nahid Moshrefi, also known as Dr. Venus K. Moshrefi, describes herself as a specialist in natural healing therapies. But she’s characterized by prosecutors with the First Judicial District DA’s office as a fraud who faked cancer in order to bilk an elderly man out of $69,000, and a jury has now agreed. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: John Bowlen, son of ailing Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, has been named in a Colorado arrest warrant following his weekend arrest in California for driving under the influence.In the document, also accessible here, Arapahoe County Court Judge Darren Louis Vahle counts five ways in which the younger Bowlen violated his probation for a domestic-violence incident involving booze and whippets back in 2015. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Jordan Dry, who was already in jail on drugs and weapons allegations, has now been accused of witness tampering for saying exactly what his lawyer told him not to over a monitored jail phone before claiming, “I don’t want to get any kind of tampering charges or anything.” Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Jacob Magee was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, for taking an upskirt photo of a woman at an NFL game. His punishment: eight years of sex-offender supervised probation and thirty days in county jail. He’s also required to register as a sex offender for life. Get the details here. Westword has the story.