Text message leads to arrest in gun incident

A Fruita man accused of threatening another man with a handgun was tracked down and arrested Sunday after police learned he’d sent a text message to a third party explaining he’d “bout shot a dude in da face.”

Steven Lee Rogers, 38, 104 Peter Drive, Unit 1, was ordered held Monday on $5,000 bond stemming from his arrest Sunday night on suspicion of felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a prior offender, prohibited used of a weapon and driving under restraint.

An arrest affidavit said the alleged victim called police around 8:30 p.m. from the parking lot of Le Master Hotel, 2858 North Ave. The victim said he walked up to the truck and asked the driver what he was doing after the truck circled the parking lot twice. The victim said the driver responded with a racial epithet, then pointed a revolver at him.

“I’ll shoot you (epithet),” the driver said, according to the affidavit.

The driver sped away west on North Avenue.

While the victim was on the phone with a 911 operator, a woman who lives at the hotel received a text message from Rogers, which explained, “(expletive), bout shot a dude in da face,” the affidavit said.

Using the phone number associated with the text message, police located Rogers at his home in Fruita. He denied pointing the handgun, the affidavit said.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Rn, Lpn Or Ma

    4-5 days/week in Medical Specialty office w/benefits.Experience r...

  • Dietary Aide/wait Staff

    La Villa Grand Care Center is hiring for Must be at least 18 years of...

  • Manager

    CSU's Southwestern CO Research Center, Yellow Jacket, CO, seeks a to coo...

  • Operators

    Total is offering employment opportunities for Operations Personnel a...

  • Utilities/public Works Director

    Western Colorado Municipal Utility is hiring aUnder limited super...

  • Registered Nurses

    Find Your Life'sWork at HopeWestImmediate Openings for...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2016 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy