According to a recent new story, a man allegedly dragged a woman by her hair into a vehicle and threatened to kill her. The woman apparently first voluntarily got into the man's vehicle, where she stayed for a short time. However, when she got out, the man pulled her back into the vehicle by her hair. He then held a gun to the woman's head, robbing her of cash and her cell phone. She was able to escape uninjured. In Denver, Douglas County and across Colorado, the man would likely face charges of Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery (Armed Robbery).
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First Degree Kidnapping in Arapahoe County, Colorado | Definition of 1st Degree Kidnapping
The definition of First Degree Kidnapping, C.R.S. 18-3-301, in Arapahoe County and across Colorado is:
“(1) Any person who does any of the following acts with the intent thereby to force the victim or any other person to make any concession or give up anything of value in order to secure a release of a person under the offender's actual or apparent control commits first degree kidnapping:
- Forcibly seizes and carries any person from one place to another; or
- Entices or persuades any person to go from one place to another; or
- Imprisons or forcibly secretes any person.”
Because the man allegedly dragged the woman into his vehicle (carrying her from one place to another) to force her to give up valuable items, he would likely face charges of Kidnapping in the First Degree. If the woman suffered bodily injury, the man would likely face class 1 felony charges. If she was liberated unharmed, he would face class 2 felony charges.
Aggravated Robbery Definition in Adams and Jefferson County | Robbery with a Weapon
In Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado, the definition of Aggravated Robbery, C.R.S. 18-4-302, is:
“(1) A person who commits robbery is guilty of aggravated robbery if during the act of robbery or immediate flight therefrom:
(a) He is armed with a deadly weapon with intent, if resisted, to kill, maim, or wound the person robbed or any other person; or
(b) He knowingly wounds or strikes the person robbed or any other person with a deadly weapon or by the use of force, threats, or intimidation with a deadly weapon knowingly puts the person robbed or any other person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury; or
(c) He has present a confederate, aiding or abetting the perpetration of the robbery, armed with a deadly weapon, with the intent, either on the part of the defendant or confederate, if resistance is offered, to kill, maim, or wound the person robbed or any other person, or by the use of force, threats, or intimidation puts the person robbed or any other person in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury; or
(d) He possesses any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any person who is present reasonably to believe it to be a deadly weapon or represents verbally or otherwise that he is then and there so armed.”
The man put a gun (a deadly weapon) to the woman's head during the robbery, likely putting her in fear of death or bodily injury, which means he would face charges of Aggravated Robbery. In Colorado, Aggravated Robbery (Armed Robbery) is a class 3 felony extraordinary risk crime. An extraordinary risk crime means the crime poses an extra risk of harm to society, so the consequences of an extraordinary risk criminal conviction are more severe. A conviction of a class 3 felony extraordinary risk crime may result in up to a 16 year prison sentence, which is four years longer than the possible maximum sentence for a class 3 felony conviction.
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