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

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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
Cases

Message to the Community on the Murder of Officer Vakoff

The investigation into the murder of Arvada Police Officer Dillon Vakoff is ongoing. District Attorney Alexis King mourns this tremendous loss with Officer Vakoff’s loved ones, the Arvada Police Department, and the community.

Read More →
Cases

Former Police Officer Wayne Nelson Convicted 

Former law enforcement officer, Wayne Darrell Nelson has been convicted of three counts of misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact for the sexual assaults of two adult women between April 2018 and December 2020.

Read More →
Cases

DA Alexis King Clears “Heroic” Officers Responding to Belmar Shooting Spree  

First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King announced today that Lakewood Police Department Agents Brianna Hagan and Ashley Ferris would not face charges for their use of force against Lyndon James McLeod.

Read More →
Cases

Joseph Van Eck sentenced to 162 years to life in prison for multiple sexual assaults  

Joseph Gabriel Van Eck was sentenced by the First Judicial District Court for the sexual assaults committed between April and September 2020 on four women from a vulnerable community.

Read More →

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.

Read More »