Release Date: Aug 15, 2014
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
On August 14, 2014, at approximately 4:19 am, Windsor Police responded to the area of River West Drive and Weld County Rd 13 where multiple vehicles had been entered unlawfully. One of the vehicles was an unmarked vehicle belonging to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. A 12-gauge shotgun was stolen from inside that vehicle. Along with the shotgun, ammunition for a different weapon was also taken.
On August 15, 2014, Larimer County resident James Bradley Fightmaster (11/24/1989) was arrested by Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies in connection with this case. He is charged with the following offenses and being held in the Larimer County Jail on $75,000 cash only bond.
One count of First Degree Criminal Trespass, a Class 5 Felony;
One count of Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders, a Class 6 Felony;
Two counts of Violation of Bail Bond Conditions, a Class 6 Felony; and
One count of Theft, a Class 1 Misdemeanor.
Investigators are continuing to follow up on leads pertaining to this case with the assistance of the Windsor Police Department. No further information will be released at this time as the case is still active.
An internal investigation will also be conducted by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office to determine if all appropriate policies and procedures were followed regarding the storage and security of departmental equipment.
The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.