Man found dead in driveway in Cedaredge
Delta County Sheriff suspects murder
CEDAREDGE, Colo. (KJCT) - A man was found dead in a driveway Thursday night by Cedaredge Police who were conducting routine patrols, according to a Facebook post from the police department.
The Delta County Independent reports Sheriff Mark Taylor said it is “a safe bet” this is a suspected homicide. Late Friday morning a man was taken into custody from a home near the crime scene, according to the Independent.
Court records show Gene Barker is on the docket for advisement on allegations of second-degree murder, with an offense date of Thursday June 16, in Cedaredge. Formal charges have not been filed as of Friday afternoon. That’s according to reporting from the Independent.
It happened on SW 3rd Street in Cedaredge. The Delta County Sheriff’s office was there to assist the police department with the initial investigation.
The case has been turned over to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at the request of Cedaredge police, according to the post on their Facebook page.
The Delta County coroner hasn’t released the name of the man who died yet, according to the Independent.
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