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More sad news for Greeley Co shooters

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ftlupton, Jun 14, 2007.

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  1. ftlupton

    ftlupton TS Member

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    Many of you remember Monty Davenport and his wife. They were killed last night by a drunk driver who had been arrested 5 times for DUI. Last month we lost Jim Nelson in a wreck and now this. Next time you see an old friend tell them how much they mean to you, I miss the old crew!
    Dick Ogle
     
  2. steevo

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    Where was this? What state/town?
     
  3. ftlupton

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    Greeley Colorado. We had a great club for many years and all of us were very close as we spent most of our time there.
    Dick Ogle
     
  4. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    How very sad ...I'll keep them in my prayers
     
  5. shotgunfun

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    We will pray for the families and friends involved. So sorry to hear this sad news

    The Hull family
     
  6. ftlupton

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    UPDATE! The drunk who killed Monty and his wife also left his badly injured wife in his car and ran like the coward he is. He went to an emergency room to seek aid and never asked how his wife might be doing.
    Dick Ogle
     
  7. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Suspect arrested in double fatal

    The Tribune

    The man accused of killing two people in a crash Wednesday and leaving the scene has a long history of alcohol-related offenses while driving, and he may have been drinking this time.

    After a night-long search, police arrested Martin Morado, 45, of Greeley on Thursday after he sought treatment at the emergency room at North Colorado Medical Center.

    Morado had eluded authorities since the crash at about 8 p.m. Wednesday. He is accused of running a stop sign east of Evans, crashing into a car and killing its two occupants.

    Morado has at least five prior charges for drunken driving and stands to face his sixth with this recent crash, in addition to a charge vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Police say Morado ran a stop sign at Weld County roads 54 and 45 while driving his 2007 Ford Taurus and struck a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier. The crash killed Monte Davenport, 61, and his wife, Sandra, 60, of Eaton.

    A witness at the scene told Colorado State Patrol troopers that she asked the Taurus driver what happened.

    According to the arrest warrant, the witness said Morado replied, "I ran the (expletive) stop sign," and asked why the people in the other car were not walking around.

    The witness informed him that they were dead. the witness told troopers Morado used several expletives in a dismissive tone and left the scene. The arrest warrant stated Morado asked his neighbor Johnnie Aab for a ride to his house. Aab was nearby and heard the crash and went to check on the victims.

    Morado told Aab that he needed to retrieve his insurance information and would return to the crash in his own truck, according to the warrant. Aab said Morado, who he said smelled like beer, left in his truck in the opposite direction.

    Police later found a bottle of liquor and a small bag of marijuana in Morado's car.

    Please spent the rest of the night questioning Morado's family about his whereabouts and searching for him.

    Morado remained at-large until he walked into NCMC about 4:45 p.m. Thursday for treatment. Hospital staff notified law enforcement authorities, and Greeley police and Colorado State Patrol responded to the hospital, where they arrested Morado.

    As Morado was receiving treatment in the emergency room, family members waited outside in the lobby but refused interviews. A hospital representative said Morado was being treated in the emergency room and was in good condition Thursday evening. When he is cleared of his medical concerns, Morado was to be taken to the Weld County Jail.

    NCMC also is the same hospital where his wife SanJuana, who was in the car with Morado at the time of the crash, was taken and was reported in serious condition.

    Martin Morado left SanJuana at the scene, where witnesses said she was complaining of chest and back pains and was breathing heavily. The two have been married for 24 years and both are originally from Greeley.

    Morado, who graduated from Eaton High School in 1980, was 21 when he had his first contact with police and has since had a string of criminal offenses that include harassment, drug and traffic charges. His first DUI charge was in 1988, his second in 1990.

    In 1994, he was arrested and charged with a DUI, drug possession, eluding police and other traffic offenses, his third DUI charge. He pleaded guilty only to the drug charge and prosecutors dropped the other charges, including the DUI. He was given three years probation.

    Morado violated that probation in 1997 when he was charged with another DUI, drug and traffic charges. Eight months later, he received what would be his fifth DUI and served 45 days in jail.
     
  8. JBrooks

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    After his 5th offense, they should have blinded him.
     
  9. recurvyarcher

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    This makes me really angry...two decent people lost because of one crappy low-life.

    I am sorry that you lost your friends, Dick.
     
  10. ftlupton

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    Thanks recurvyarcher, as we get older we also realize how suddenly we can lose friends and loved ones, and how soon we may be gone. Makes you value life so much more.
    Dick
     
  11. marotta

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    Sorry to hear about your loss.
     
  12. atashooter

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    5th time ... should have never gotten this far. Now, he should get the needle.
     
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