2 Glenwood men accused of stealing 2 vehicles

Two 33-year-old Glenwood Springs men were arrested on suspicion of a slew of offenses Tuesday, accused of stealing two vehicles and trying to burn one of them, according to a release from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department.

Robert Lee Larsen, 33, and Tony Burk Zackary Kelly, 33, were arrested in the Cottonwood Pass area south of Gypsum after authorities were called to the scene on the report of a one-vehicle rollover.

Larsen was arrested on suspicion of 17 offenses, including felony motor vehicle theft, felony burglary, felony arson, felony theft, felony trespass, felony possession of a firearm by a previous offender and being a felony habitual traffic offender.

Kelly was arrested on suspicion of eight offenses, including felony motor vehicle theft, felony burglary, felony arson, felony possession of a weapon by a previous offender and violation of a protection order concerning no use of alcohol.

About 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies and Colorado State Patrol troopers found Larsen seriously injured after the Jeep he was driving crashed and he was thrown from the vehicle.

He was suspected of being intoxicated, the release said.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit found Kelly in the area. He also was suspected of being intoxicated.

An investigation showed the Jeep was stolen from the Cottonwood Pass area. Inside were several stolen firearms and a small stolen motorcycle.

Near the scene of the Jeep crash, officials located an Audi, which had been reported stolen earlier Tuesday from Glenwood Springs. Larsen and Kelly are accused of stealing this vehicle and attempting to burn it.

“A vehicle fire could have started a large wildland fire,” the release said.

No bond had been set for Larsen. Kelly was being held on a $25,000 bond.


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