News & Updates

As part of our commitment to transparency, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office issues press releases and updates for our community.

Cases

DPS security officer charged with sexual exploitation of a child

District Attorney Alexis King announced today that Jeffrey James Blanchard of Lakewood has been charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F5) stemming from alleged conduct in March 2021.

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Grand jury indicts former police officer for unlawful sexual contact and retaliation against a witness

The Grand Jury for Jefferson and Gilpin counties has indicted former officer Nathan Geerdes on five charges after a year-long grand jury investigation. Geerdes, a former Edgewater sergeant and more recently an officer for the Black Hawk Police Department faces four counts of unlawful sexual contact and one count of retaliation against a witness.

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Cases

Additional arrest and new charges filed in RTD light rail assaults

District Attorney Alexis King announced today that a total of thirteen juveniles between the ages of 15-17 have been arrested, and twelve have been charged officially for the assaults that occurred in Lakewood on Oct. 14, 2022, and Nov. 3, 2022, on the RTD light rail.

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Cases

DA King Announces the Grand Opening of Pathways, the First Judicial District Attorney’s New Diversion Program

District Attorney Alexis King announced today the official launch of the highly anticipated Pathways program and the grand opening of a dedicated Pathways office in Lakewood.

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Cases

Charges Filed in RTD Light Rail Assault

District Attorney Alexis King announced today that charges have been filed against seven juveniles for a physical assault that occurred in Lakewood on Oct. 14, 2022, on the RTD light rail.

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Cases

Charges Filed in Fatal Lakewood Apartment Fire

District Attorney Alexis King announced today that charges have been filed against two juveniles for the fire at the Tiffany Square apartments in Lakewood on Oct. 31, 2022.

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Fresh Start
Cases

First Judicial District hosting another Fresh Start event to resolve active warrants

People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will once again have an opportunity to resolve their case without arrest as Colorado’s First Judicial District hosts its third Fresh Start event at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Cases

Charges Filed in Fatal Dog Attack in Golden

District Attorney Alexis King announced today that charges have been filed against Kayla Mooney and Victor Bentley for the tragic dog attack that killed 88-year-old Mary Gehring and seriously injured a twelve-year-old boy on September 14, 2022, in Golden.

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Charges Filed in Fatal Dog Attack in Golden

District Attorney Alexis King announced today that charges have been filed against Kayla Mooney and Victor Bentley for the tragic dog attack that killed 88-year-old Mary Gehring and seriously injured a twelve-year-old boy on September 14, 2022, in Golden.

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