Man faces prison after plea in GJ hit-and-run crash

Amber Davidovich

Cody Boden

A plea agreement reached this morning in a fatal hit-and-run accident in downtown Grand Junction calls for prison.

Cody Boden, 27, told District Judge Brian Flynn today it’s “in my best interests” to plead guilty to a single count of leaving the scene of accident involving death. The deal mandates a prison sentence between 12 and 15 years, followed by five years of parole. Prosecutors in exchange dismissed three counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Boden was arrested following a Grand Junction police investigation into an accident Oct. 7, 2012, which killed 32-year-old Amber Davidovich.

An arrest affidavit said Davidovich around 2:35 a.m. on Oct. 7 had stopped and briefly spoken to a woman at 903 Main St. A witness reported seeing a dark-colored truck eastbound on Main Street, shortly after hearing Davidovich yell “Pablo” and run toward the vehicle, the affidavit said. The same witness then saw a brake light on the truck, before the truck backed up in reverse. The witness then heard a male voice asking ‘Who are you?’ twice. The truck sped away and Davidovich was found in the street, critically injured. She died two days later at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Boden’s drug charges relate to a search warrant executed by officers at his Palisade apartment, which was after Boden admitted he’d used drugs before the crash. Boden allegedly provided a controlled narcotic, hydromorphone, to three people on Oct. 6 or Oct. 7, hours before the accident.

Boden was serving probation at the time relating to a September 2009 incident in Arapahoe County when he was arrested for firing a handgun during a confrontation. He pleaded guilty to menacing in exchange for dismissal of a host of other charges, including attempted murder.

Boden, who is being held without bond, is scheduled for sentencing July 12.


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