Feds to take custody of suspects in crime scene tampering case
Kimberly Mae McCaffery, 35, and Jerod Morris Reeves, 29, have been charged in U.S. District Court in Denver with four federal crimes: bank fraud, conspiracy, fraud with identification documents, and unlawful transportation of a firearm.
The charges stem from crimes Reeves and McCaffery allegedly committed after fleeing the scene of a father-son murder-suicide on County Road 102 near the Trough Road in December. They also face local charges for crimes they alleged committed at the scene.
According to officials at U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver, McCaffery and Reeves will be transported out of Grand County by federal marshals into federal custody. They declined to provide specific dates because of security concerns.
Once the suspects are in federal custody, they will be advised of charges and fill out financial forms to determine eligibility of court-appointed counsel, and then they will be arraigned.
McCaffery, 35, appeared in Grand County Court on Thursday, Feb. 9, where she waived her rights to a preliminary hearing. She is considering a plea offer in which she would plead guilty to a Class 6 felony, attempted possession of a burglary tool. Her state case is now headed to District Court in Hot Sulphur Springs.
McCaffery, of Craig, faces state charges of identity theft, theft, first degree criminal trespass, possession of burglary tools, tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a financial device, violation of bail bonds, and criminal mischief.
Reeves waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Grand County Court on Monday and is considering a plea offer in which he would plead guilty to criminal trespass, a Class 5 felony, and abuse of corpse, a Class 2 misdemeanor. Part of the proposed deal is that any sentence would run concurrent with any federal sentence.
Reeves, also of Craig, faces state charges of identity theft, theft, first degree criminal trespass, possession of burglary tools, tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a financial device, violation of bail bonds, criminal mischief, abuse of a corpse, and telecommunication crime.
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