Adams County Deputy Arrested
On March 21 2017, at approximately 3 pm, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 12000 block of WCR 4, Brighton, CO. Deputies arrived to find that Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies and Brighton Police Officers had been dispatched to a call for service involving a domestic violence suspect who ran from authorities into the jurisdiction of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect climbed onto the rooftop of an outbuilding on the property and was refusing direct orders to come down. An Adams County K9 Handler climbed on the roof with his dog to take the suspect into custody. During the confrontation, the suspect fell off the roof and was taken into custody by law enforcement personnel on the ground. The suspect was then transported to Good Samaritan in Lafayette for injuries that occurred when he fell off of the roof.
Alejandro Martinez, 24, was arrested on charges of Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree Assault, Obstructing a Police Officer and Domestic Violence.
During the incident, witnesses said that the Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy physically forced the suspect off of the roof. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office conducted a full and thorough investigation of the incident examining the physical evidence at the scene and questioning all who were present at the incident. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the accused Deputy.
James Cook, 33, was arrested on today and charged with 2nd degree assault.
Any further questions regarding this incident need to be referred to the Weld County District Attorney’s Office. Any questions regarding the administrative process behind this incident need to be referred to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
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) or 1-800-444-3776. 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 of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.