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Second suspect jailed in aggravated robbery case

The second of two suspects is in custody following a May 28 aggravated robbery, an incident for which two men were charged in U.S. District Court.

Jesse James Hanson-Colburn, 30, of Pagosa Springs, turned himself in on June 6, said Pagosa Springs Police Department Det. Scott Maxwell.

Hanson-Colburn was wanted in connection with an incident of aggravated robbery at a home on North 2nd Street on May 28.

Another suspect, Chris Demmitt, 30, of Arizona, was apprehended on May 29.

The victim’s property was recovered in Durango.

The two men were charged in district court on June 17 and preliminary hearings for both are scheduled for July 6.

Hanson-Colburn was charged with first-degree burglary, felony menacing and third-degree assault, said Deputy District Attorney Alex Lowe.

Demmitt has been charged with first-degree burglary and aggravated robbery.

The report was received by officer John Martin at about 4:30 a.m. on May 28, Maxwell said in a previous interview.

According to Maxwell, the victim reported that he heard loud banging on the door and when he opened the door halfway, it was pushed open by a man the victim identified as Hanson-Colburn.

The victim reported that Hanson-Colburn, who was allegedly armed with a knife, immediately knocked him down and held the knife to the his throat, making threatening statements, Maxwell said.

The victim reported that Hanson-Colburn began kneeing and kicking him in the head while a second party entered the residence and proceeded to remove some of the victim’s property, including skateboard, power tools and other miscellaneous items, Maxwell said.

The victim, in addition to identifying Hanson-Colburn, was able to give a description of the second intruder, Maxwell said.

“We received some information about a possible identity of the second subject, Chris Demmitt, and subsequently followed up on that,” Maxwell said.

Demmitt was then apprehended with the help of the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Department on May 29 at a residence on Darcy Place, located at about mile marker 17 on U.S. 84.

randi@pagosasun.com