Weld Sheriff arrests jail deputy following sex crime investigation

Published on July 08, 2021


The Weld County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday arrested a detentions deputy following an investigation into an allegation the deputy was involved in an intimate relationship with at least one inmate at the Weld County Jail.

Jason Hillyer, 32, of Greeley, was immediately placed on paid administrative leave on June 29 when the allegation was reported to jail staff. Hillyer was arrested Thursday and booked at 3:03 p.m. into the Weld County Jail on one count of sexual conduct in a correctional institution, a Class 5 felony, following extensive investigations by Internal Affairs and the sheriff’s office’s criminal Investigations Unit. Hillyer was placed on non-paid administrative leave following his arrest.

Hillyer was hired as a jail deputy on June 18, 2018.

No additional details can be released at this time due to the active, ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.