Boulder Officer Facing Attempted Murder Charge Re-Arrested
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– The Boulder police officer facing charges for allegedly plotting to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend has been re-arrested on drug charges.
Christian McCracken appeared in court Friday morning on an attempted first-degree murder charge. He appeared in court just last week, May 3, on two counts of felony stalking, which investigators say is how the investigation began.
McCracken, 32, was arrested by Longmont police Thursday on charges of possession of more than one gram of a schedule 3 controlled substance and conspiracy to obtain more than one gram of a schedule 3 controlled substance. He was already in jail when he was re-arrested on the new charges.
Longmont police were contacted by McCracken’s roommates the day after he was initially arrested by Broomfield police, April 28. An envelope had been mailed to McCracken that contained a package of candy but inside that package was prescription painkillers Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone and Vicodin/Loratab.
The roommates that alerted police to the suspicious package are not part of the inveestigation.
Court documents show the McCracken investigation started in Broomfield with a harassment investigation and then elevated to a murder plot out of Boulder.
McCracken is a five-year veteran with the force. The people he was allegedly targeting are Boulder Police dispatchers.
According to the arrest affidavit out of Broomfield, McCracken’s ex-girlfriend said the harassment started after she broke up with him.
She said McCracken would call her, text her 10-20 times a day and she constantly felt like she was looking over her shoulder and had to “watch her back.”
McCracken has not been on active duty since August, when he was attacked by a drunk University of Colorado student. He was hospitalized with a head injury at that time.
The student, Treven Hunter, admitted he fought with McCracken after refusing to pay a $3 bar tab. Hunter, 23, was sentenced to two years in jail earlier this month. He will be able to take his finals at CU before he begins his sentence.
McCracken remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail on a combined $600,000 bond.