Press Releases

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Boca Chica Heights Fire

March 15, 2018 - 6:55pm

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, at approximately 10:43 am, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of a vehicle fire in the area of Avenida Hermosa View and Boca Chica Heights.  Numerous departments from surrounding jurisdictions responded with fire personnel, emergency medical personnel and traffic control.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

March 15, 2018 - 8:54am

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the arrest of Deputy Michael Christian stemming from an investigation by the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  Deputy Christian was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in March 2008.  He has been placed on Administrative Leave without pay pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. 

A mug shot of Mr. Christian is attached to this Media Release

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Deadly Force Incident

March 13, 2018 - 2:06am

On March 12, 2018, at 3:30 PM, Colorado Springs Police Officers responded to the Travel Star Motel in the 1700 block of Nevada Avenue on information that Corky Lee Oliver, 11/14/86, wanted on a robbery warrant, was staying there.

Upon police arrival, a male suspect barricaded himself inside of the room believed to be occupied by Oliver and told responding officers he was armed and holding a woman hostage.

Taekwondo Coach Convicted In El Paso County Sexual Assault Case

March 9, 2018 - 4:58pm

In Early 2017, the Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit began an investigation on a Sexual Assault Case involving suspect Glenn Allan Lainfiesta, DOB: 04/02/73.  Mr. Lainfiesta had been working as a sparring coach at the Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo at the Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Boulevard in Colorado Springs.

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Eastern El Paso County Illegal Marijuana Grow

March 9, 2018 - 10:20am

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with members of Metro Vice and Narcotics Intelligence (VNI), executed a search warrant at a property in the 33000 block of Big Springs Road regarding an illegal marijuana grow.

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office booked Oviel Fuentas- Duran, DOB: 052882, into the El Paso County Jail on two felony charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana Concentrate.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

March 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

On December 7, 2017, at approximately 8:09 PM, deputies responded to the Domino's Pizza located at 7376 McLaughlin Road in Unincorporated El Paso County in reference to a robbery.  The suspect entered the store through the front door, went around the counter and pointed what appeared to be a silver or chrome plated semi-automatic handgun at one of the employees.  He told the employee “don’t move." 

Sheriff's Office Informs Owner of Rocky Top Resources that Homeless Campers are not Trespassing

March 7, 2018 - 11:30pm

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Sheriff's Office along with the Colorado Springs Police Department served a notice to the homeless campers who have been living on the Rocky Top Resources property, that they must vacate by Friday, March 9, 2018. 

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspects

March 6, 2018 - 4:25pm

On February 5, 2018, at approximately 4:40 PM, deputies responded to a package theft in the 4200 block of Arvol Circle in Unincorporated El Paso County.  The victim was notified by a neighbor that a package was stolen from the front porch of the residence. 

Sheriff's Office Announces Spring Citizens' Academy

March 5, 2018 - 1:20pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizens’ Academy.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over a seven week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

Sheriff's Office Investigating Threats in Widefield School District 3

February 28, 2018 - 1:35pm

On February 27, 2018, the Sheriff's Office was made aware of a handwritten threat left in the bathroom at Webster Elementary School.  This threat was investigated fully by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and was deemed to be a non-credible threat.


Sheriff's Office Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

February 13, 2018 - 4:45pm

On Friday, February 9, 2018, at approximately 4:11 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 2400 block of North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs.  When officers arrived on scene, the suspect had barricaded himself inside the home where the call originated.                   

Sheriff’s Office Honors 9-Year-Old with 911 Hero Award

February 12, 2018 - 8:55am

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be presenting Angelia Rose with the 911 Hero Award on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 1:30 PM, at Jordahl Elementary School, located at 800 Progress Drive in Fountain.

On the evening of December 20th, 2017, nine year old Angelia Rose’s bravery was tested.  Her mother, Angela, was extremely sick with a fever and in a great amount of pain.  It was getting progressively harder for Angela to breathe.

Information on Funeral and Procession for Deputy Micah Flick

February 9, 2018 - 4:10pm

Out of respect for the grieving family, fellow law enforcement officers and friends we are unable to accommodate requests for interviews on Saturday morning prior to 11:30 AM.  El Paso County Sheriff, Bill Elder will provide a live statement to the media prior to the service.  This statement will be on site at the church.  This will occur at approximately 11:45 AM MST at a location to be determined.  Other interviews will be facilitated after that time as well.

Statement From the Flick family

February 6, 2018 - 9:00pm

Statement from the Flick Family

"Husband, Father, Son, Grandson, Brother, Uncle, Nephew. Our Beloved Micah Flick.

It is with immeasurable pride and unfathomable grief that we remember the incredible sacrifice that Micah made in service to our community and country.

Applications Now Being Taken for Spanish Speaking Citizens' Academy

February 2, 2018 - 4:10pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) are now accepting applications for our Spring Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Academy.

The Academy will begin on Thursday, March 8, 2018, and will be held every Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  There will be eight sessions, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018. 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Victim Assistance Volunteers

January 22, 2018 - 10:40am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Assistance Program is seeking motivated individuals to join the ranks of a dedicated, compassionate unit. The Volunteer Assistance Program is composed of citizen volunteers who work with the staff victim advocates to assist crime victims with short-term crisis intervention, information and referrals. These men and women provide: referrals for victims’ compensation and counseling, inform victims of case status, victim rights and help with property return assistance. They also ensure the rights and needs of victims are addressed by department personnel, and attend victim/law enforcement groups on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office will be hosting an Open House on Monday, February 5th 2018, at 6:30 PM at the Office of the Sheriff, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue.  This event is open to all members of the community who have an interest in learning about this unique opportunity. Members of the media are also welcome to attend. Guests will have the opportunity to receive information and speak with several members about their experiences in the Program.

The proposed 12-week Training Academy is slated to begin on Monday, April 16th, 2018. More detailed information regarding the application and academy process will be detailed during the presentation at the Open House.

Applications are available on-line and should be mailed or delivered to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Program Coordinator, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Applications must be received no later than Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5:00pm.

For more information about the Victim Assistance Program and to download the application, please visit the Sheriff’s Office’s website at, or contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator at 719-520-7216 or [email protected].

Hampton South Homicide Victim Identified

January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm

On January 17, 2018, at approximately 3:00 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responding to a call in the 1600 block of Hampton South, regarding a stabbing in progress. When deputies arrived on scene they located the victim who was lying on the ground and he had been stabbed.

The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Theft Suspects

January 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

On January 12, 2018, the Sheriff's Office secured felony arrest warrants for three dozen counts of Identity Theft and Felony Theft for brothers Enrique E. Archuleta, DOB: 7-28-93, and Efrain E. Archuleta, DOB: 3-20-97. 

Enrique Archuleta is described as a Hispanic male who is 5'10' tall and 165lbs.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  He is a convicted felon and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Suspect in Homicide on Hampton South Taken in Custody

January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

On January 17, 2018, at approximately 3:00 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responding to a call in the 1600 block of Hampton South, regarding a stabbing in progress. When deputies arrived on scene they located the victim who was lying on the ground and he had been stabbed.

The victim was transported to Memorial Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Announces T4C (Time for Change) Graduation

January 10, 2018 - 4:15pm

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Announces T4C (Time for Change) Graduation

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce a graduation ceremony for eight inmates who have successfully completed the T4C program at the Criminal Justice Center.  The graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018, 2:30 PM, at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Jail, 2739 East Las Vegas Street in the Veteran’s Ward.

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Security Shooting

December 30, 2017 - 12:54pm

On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at approximately 1:08 AM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call regarding shots fired in the 1300 block of Marsh Hawk Drive in Security.  Deputies were dispatched to the area. Upon arrival, deputies located a female outside of a residence with a gunshot wound. The female was transported to a local hospital and is now in stable condition. 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Burglary Case

December 15, 2017 - 4:45pm

On November 24, 2017, at approximately 5:26 PM, a suspect walked into the Security Coin Wash located at 382 Main Street in Security, CO.  The suspect used a crowbar to break into two coin operated laundry detergent dispensers and a soda machine.  He did this in front of other customers and asked them not to look.

The suspect caused approximately $1200 in damage to the machines and took over $500 in coins.

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Tip-A-Cop Event to Benefit Colorado Special Olympics

December 6, 2017 - 8:40am

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Sheriff’s Office Deputies will trade in their badges for aprons to wait and bus tables, seat families and serve diners in three Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Colorado Springs and Monument.  Each table will be provided with a donation envelope for a contribution to be made in support of our Special Olympic athletes.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

December 2, 2017 - 11:15pm

On December 2, 2017, at approximately 6:00 PM, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) contacted a male in the vicinity of South Nevada Avenue and East Navajo Street. 

During the encounter the officers attempted to take the suspect into custody for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The suspect resisted the officers and engaged them in a fight.  At some point during the fight the suspect drew a handgun and was shot. 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

December 1, 2017 - 4:10pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  In these new cases the suspects are using the name of Sergeant Price.  The messages range from having warrants out for their arrest to civil judgments, in addition to missing a court date.  We have had over 20 reports of this scam, just this week.

Sheriff's Office Participates in Annual Shop with a Cop Event in Association with Candlelighters of Southern Colorado

December 1, 2017 - 3:30pm

Shop with a Cop will begin at 7:30 AM, at the Target stores located at 5240 North Academy Boulevard and 3810 Bloomington Street, on December 2, 2017.

Shop with a Cop benefits local Southern Colorado families who have a child suffering with some form of cancer or blood disorder. Families are invited to join local Law Enforcement Officers at local businesses to shop and interact with Deputies.