Sex assault suspect arrested in Denver area
A man wanted in connection with a sexual assault last summer was arrested Wednesday.
Alvin James Myers, 35, was booked Wednesday into Mesa County Jail on an arrest warrant on suspicion of sexual assault.
Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Lisa McCammon said Myers was arrested in the Denver area.
According to an arrest affidavit, a woman told deputies she had been drinking alone at home early on the morning of Aug. 21, when some people, including a man she knew as Alvin, came by for a party.
She said she drank a mixed drink made by Alvin, and the last thing she remembered was dancing in the living room, with Alvin sitting on a couch in the living room.
She next remembered waking up without any pants on and feeling abdominal pain.
Myers, who lived within a half-mile of the home where the party happened, denied involvement and refused to be interviewed.
He agreed to provide a DNA sample, the affidavit said.
Investigators in February received fingerprint exam results from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation indicating a fingerprint on a bottle of whiskey in the alleged victim’s kitchen was Myers’, the affidavit said.
Myers couldn’t be excluded as a contributor to DNA found on the woman’s body and underwear, and the percentage of the population that could be excluded as a contributor to the DNA exceeded 99.9 percent, the affidavit said.
Myers on Friday was ordered held on $100,000 bond.