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Car Break Ins at Old Monarch Pass



Salida, Colorado

Press Release

February 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

On January 24, 2015 and again on January 31, 2015 several vehicles were reported to have been broken into while parked and unattended in the Old Monarch Pass area on U.S. Highway 50, approximately 18 miles west of Salida, Colorado.

Subsequent investigation revealed that 7 different vehicles had been broken into and had items such as electronics, credit cards and ski equipment stolen from the vehicles.

In response to these reports the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sting operation in an attempt to apprehend the individual(s) committing these acts, however this was unsuccessful.

Detectives were able to identify the suspects through surveillance footage after they began to pawn stolen items taken from the vehicles. The suspects were identified as James Brent Damon, dob 12/24/1968 and Georgie Louise Damon, also known as Georgie Louise Hand, dob 01/13/1972. The suspects are believed to be driving a 1998 white Ford Explorer with an unknown plate. Both parties have nationwide extradition warrants out of Mississippi and both have extensive criminal histories.

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of seeking felony arrest warrants for both suspects.


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