EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Letecia Stauch, Gannon Stauch‘s stepmother who is charged with his murder, reportedly attacked a deputy on her way to Colorado. Stauch was arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Monday.

Letecia Stauch

Letecia Stauch (credit: El Paso County)

She was extradited to Colorado after a brief appearance in court in South Carolina on Tuesday. During her trip across the country, Stauch slipped out of her handcuffs in the back of her transport vehicle from South Carolina to Colorado and reportedly attacked a deputy, according to CBS4’s sister station in Colorado Springs, KKTV 11 News.

Sources told 11 News the deputy was injured and taken to the hospital. That’s why Stauch’s transport was suddenly stopped and she was jailed in Kansas for about 12 hours. Stauch was released Thursday morning from the Kansas jail.

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office did not comment on the deputy attack.

Detectives are still diligently looking for Gannon’s body. He disappeared more than a month ago and was reported missing by Letecia, and police now believe she murdered him.

Gannon Stauch

Gannon Stauch (credit: El Paso County)

The sheriff’s office arrested her on the East Coast on Monday and announced charges of first degree murder. She opted not to fight extradition, was booked in the Colorado facility on Thursday morning and went before a judge early Thursday afternoon.

Comments (4)
  1. libraryg says:

    CO death penalty still officially an option til July 1.

    1. Audrey Louise Daleski says:

      good thing about the death penalty. she should get it but what the DA could do is take it off the table, life without the possibility or parole, IF you take us to the dear young man’s body. She is a dangerous pathological liar, the kind psychiatrists warn people to, not walk away from, but run. She makes me so sick I’d like to . . . Her husband said he gave her everything. He evidently didn’t understand the parasite/host psychopath syndrome. Poor Gannon got a Sonic Boom outfit and I know her type: she got ten things herself but wanted eleven but Gannon got that suit. She’s . . . toast as far as I am concerned.

    2. Audrey Louise Daleski says:

      She really wants to hide his injuries she caused. She will likely roll the dice and try charm. It won’t work.

  2. Vince says:

    Euthanize her

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