Crime Spree Victim: ‘He’s Got The Rifle Like This’
GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)- The two suspects who led police on an hours-long chase and crime spree also terrorized a neighborhood atop Lookout Mountain.
Christopher David Sullivan and a female juvenile passenger were arrested after leading police on a chase across the mountain in Jefferson County.
During the time Sullivan, 37, and his female passenger tried to elude police, they stole three vehicles, burglarized two homes, menaced 12 innocent bystanders and left at least six separate crime scenes in their wake.
Steve Jackson got up close to the suspects after they came to him asking for help.
Jackson said the female suspect knocked on his door and said she had been in an accident with her boyfriend and they needed a ride back to Golden.
Jackson said the whole story seemed a little strange but he told her he would call 911. When he reached for his phone he realized just how bad things really were.
“I just picked it up and that’s when he whips around the corner and he’s standing down there and starts to come up the stairs and he’s got the rifle like this,” said Jackson.
Jackson said that’s when the suspect, Sullivan, started yelling for him to drop the phone. But even with a loaded rifle pointed at him, Jackson didn’t drop it.
Instead he slammed the front door and took off running.
“I took off and ran toward the back of the house. I go downstairs and upstairs and about that time I heard the glass shatter,” said Jackson.
It was the glass window in his front door. Not knowing if they had made their way inside, he finished making that call to 911.
“Told me a little bit about what was going on and that this was a bigger deal and they would take care of it, that there were officers all over the place.
By that time Sullivan had left his female accomplice behind and started looking for another vehicle to steal. That’s when he entered a second home and burst through the garage door with another stolen vehicle.
The female was eventually arrested on the mountainside and Sullivan was apprehended by a Jeffco Sheriff motorcycle officer who tackled him to the pavement on Interstate 70.
Jake Platz saw Sullivan waving his arms and almost stopped to see what he wanted.
“I, and a car in front of me, slowed down. I continued to slow down to see if he needs help as I get closer, I see he has an assault rifle strewn across his chest,” said Platz, 19.
Sullivan is being held on a $1 million bond at the Jefferson County Jail and is facing 13 possible charges including criminal attempt first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated robbery, first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and criminal attempt first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, identity theft, theft and numerous warrants from previous crimes.
The juvenile female is being held at the Mount View Youth Detention Facility on charges of criminal attempt first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated robbery, first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and criminal attempt first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft.