Couple’s fight leads to kidnapping charge |

Couple’s fight leads to kidnapping charge

Rifle police responded to a report of domestic violence shortly after midnight Dec. 16 and ultimately arrested Jesse Lee Cote, 22, of Rifle.

Cote’s girlfriend told police that they had an argument following her work Christmas party earlier in the evening. When she tried to leave, he “dragged her all around the house,” ultimately throwing her in a closet, according to the arrest affidavit. She also said he threw her camera against a wall and followed her when she drove away.

She showed police several texts from Cote after the altercation, including one reading “Seriously? you called the cops on me??” followed by, “idk [meaning ‘I don’t know’] why you would do that to me you know I love you more than anything and would do anything for you and the cops are knocking on the door.”

Although officers suspected Cote was inside the residence, no one answered the door, and Cote’s girlfriend declined to provide them with the key.

He was ultimately booked in the early afternoon, charged with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor assault and released on a $7,000 personal recognizance bond.

Visit to ex turns violent

Jose Carillo-Gonzalez, 36, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested on Dec. 13 for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend, wrecking her house, and refusing to leave.

According to the arrest affidavit, his ex-girlfriend told police that she had let him into her home earlier in the evening although the pair were restrained from contact under a previous domestic violence case. They talked and got along for a while until Carillo-Gonzalez grew angry over a debt. He reportedly pulled drawers out of dresser, scattered clothes and blankets, knocked closet doors off their tracks, broke the glass out of the front door, threw things at his ex and ultimately kicked her in the head. Another man who was present reported that Carillo-Gonzalez had a knife, had threatened to kill him and struck him with a pair of hair clippers.

No knife was recovered when police searched Carillo-Gonzalez, but they did discover 2.9 grams of a substance that tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.

He was arrested for first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, third-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief. He was issued a $25,000 bond.

His ex-girlfriend was issued a summons for violating a protection order.

Burglary suspect blames

meth habit

Glenwood Springs police tied Walter Michael Allen Long to two more thefts after he was picked up in Gilpin County on Nov. 21 on a pair of Garfield County warrants.

Long had been linked to “numerous business burglaries” earlier in the year, according to his arrest affidavit, and had pending charges of trespassing, weapon possession, theft and criminal mischief.

A search of his vehicle yielded several items reported stolen from a trailer at a Glenwood construction site and a yellow pry bar believed to have been used in an attempt to force open a car wash change machine the day before.

According the affidavit, Long told police that he had a serious methamphetamine addiction and was avoiding law enforcement in an attempt to get to a rehab facility. He said he had attempted the thefts in order to get gas money.

Long was issued a $30,000 bond for second- and third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, theft and two counts of failure to appear.


• On Dec. 8, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Billy Joe Thomas for an active warrant out of Pocatello, Idaho. Thomas, 37, of Arco, Idaho, was wanted in conjunction with a first-degree stalking case. His warrant cited violent tendencies and urged caution due to a prior weapons charge.

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