Gary Dougan has found himself part of a larger, more complex investigation into a murder that took place in Colorado Springs in March — simply because he gave a lift to a couple of acquaintances.
Attorney Brent Martin explained his client's circumstances during a hearing in Delta District Court Monday,
Oct. 25. Dougan, he says, gave a ride to two individuals who he later learned were transporting stolen weapons, including Swayde Jones. Jones is facing murder charges with co-defendants Michael Brown and Christopher Dickerson. The court was informed Brown was recently sentenced to 40 years in prison for the homicide in Colorado Springs.
It's not known if the stolen guns are tied to that crime. What is known is that Dougan has no criminal record and did not benefit financially from any transaction with the guns. "He was simply a driver on one particular day," attorney Martin said.
Swayde Jones and Bryce Gwinn were reportedly living on property rented from Dougan's girlfriend. She demanded the firearms be removed from the property, but the two men had no means of transportation. Although he was allegedly fearful of Jones and Gwinn, Dougan agreed to drive them to a pawn shop. Now he's charged with theft by receiving. Dougan pleaded guilty to the charge and in exchange will receive a two-year deferred sentence.blog comments powered by Disqus