Brushes with the law, then quiet on Longmont street

LONGMONT —  Jerry Nemnich’s brushes with the law had spanned more than three decades when he was released from a Colorado prison on parole in 1992 after serving 14 years for sexual assault.
The jurisdictions included Boulder and Pueblo counties and even Mesa County, where he was convicted of check fraud in 1964.
His address since has been 219 Terry St. in Longmont, a neighborhood of rental homes where neighbors look after each other, and where one resident described Nemnich as “a very friendly, neighborly guy. He liked his truck driving,” said Sabine Amend.
She was “very surprised” to learn that Nemnich, 64, is the suspect in the slayings of Grand Junction mother Linda Benson, who was 24, and her
5-year-old daugher, Kelley, in July 1975.
Amend said Nemnich has a wife, but no one answered the door at the Nemnich residence Friday morning. A dog could be heard barking inside the home, where all of the curtains were drawn and no lights were on.
Longmont Police Cmdr. Tim Lewis said the department has not had any calls for service to the Nemnich address and that Nemnich has never been arrested in Longmont.

By Pierrette J. Shields
Longmont Times-Call



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