GOLDEN, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2023) – District Attorney Alexis King announced today that Eduardo Armando Romero (DOB 10-24-93) has been charged with eight counts stemming from alleged conduct on February 13, 2023, that resulted in the shooting and killing of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Graffit.
Romero faces the following charges:
COUNT 1: AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, C.R.S. 18-9-202(1.5)(b) (F6)
COUNT 2: IDENTITY THEFT, C.R.S. 18-5-902(1)(a) (F4)
COUNT 3: MENACING, C.R.S. 18-3-206 (F5)
COUNT 4: VEHICULAR ELUDING, C.R.S. 18-9-116.5 (F5)
COUNT 5: AGGRAVATED MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT IN THE FIRST DEGREE, C.R.S. 18-4-409(2),(3)(a) (F5)
COUNT 6: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, C.R.S. 42-4-1301(1)(a) (M)
COUNT 7: RESISTING ARREST, C.R.S. 18-8-103 (M2)
COUNT 8: OBSTRUCTING A PEACE OFFICER, C.R.S. 18-8-104(1)(a) (M2)
On Feb. 14, 2023, Romero’s bond was set at $300,000 cash only.
He is set for a preliminary hearing on March 17, 2023, at 10:00 am.
The charges are merely legal allegations, and Mr. Romero is presumed innocent of the charges against him unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.