DANC­ING FBI AGENT PLEADS NOT GUILTY

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The FBI agent charged with ac­ci­den­tally shoot­ing a man af­ter do­ing a back­flip as part of a dance at a Den­ver bar pleaded not guilty to an as­sault charge Thurs­day morn­ing.

Chase Bishop, 30, en­tered the plea at his ar­raign­ment in Den­ver Dis­trict Court on the sin­gle sec­ond-de­gree as­sault charge he faces in con­nec­tion to the June 2 in­ci­dent, said Ken Lane, spokesman for the Den­ver Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

Bishop was off duty and danc­ing at Mile High Spir­its in Den­ver’s Ball­park neigh­bor­hood and de­cided to do a back­flip as a crowd of peo­ple looked on, a video of the shoot­ing shows. Dur­ing the flip, his gun fell out of the waist­band of his pants. The gun fired when Bishop picked it up, and the bul­let struck a man in the leg. The man he shot was struck in a leg artery, but was ex­pected to re­cover.

Bishop is sched­uled to ap­pear in court again Jan. 17, on­line court records show. — Elise Sch­melzer,

Woman sen­tenced in armed rob­bery.

A 23-yearold woman has been sen­tenced to 10 years in prison for her role in an armed rob­bery at a Wheat Ridge mo­tel in which a ser­vice dog was shot.

Jas­mine Ni­cole Martinez pleaded guilty Oct. 1 to con­spir­acy to com­mit ag­gra­vated rob­bery, a felony, ac­cord­ing to the Jef­fer­son County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice. She was sen­tenced Oct. 31.

On Nov. 10, 2017, Martinez and co-de­fen­dant Jemelle Adams knocked on the door to Room 504 at the Amer­i­can Mo­tel, 10101 W. I-70 Frontage Road, giv­ing false names in an at­tempt to gain en­try, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Two women in­side the room didn’t rec­og­nize the names and re­fused to open the door. Adams, armed with a hand­gun, broke through the door and de­manded “pills and money.” Martinez also en­tered the room and bran­dished a hand­gun dur­ing the rob­bery.

Both vic­tims were as­saulted, and one woman’s ser­vice dog be­came ag­gres­sive in de­fense of her owner. The dog bit Adams in the leg. That’s when Adams shot the 10-year-old dog, named Nalla.

Nalla had to have a leg am­pu­tated be­cause of the shoot­ing.

Adams’ case is on­go­ing. He is be­ing held at the Jef­fer­son County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. — Kieran

Driver dies in crash while flee­ing deputies.

A driver, ap­par­ently wanted on an out­stand­ing felony ar­rest war­rant, fled Larimer County sher­iff’s deputies Wed­nes­day night, head­ing south in the north­bound lanes of In­ter­state 25, where he died in a head-on crash with a semi-truck.

The in­ci­dent un­folded at about 7:05 p.m. when a deputy tried to stop a ve­hi­cle in Fort Collins, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

The deputy pur­sued the 1993 Lexus sedan east on Mul­berry over an I-25 over­pass when the Lexus driver turned south onto the north­bound exit ramp. The deputy tried to bump the sedan to a stop but was un­suc­cess­ful. At that point the deputy ended the pur­suit, the news re­lease said.

A short time later the Lexus, go­ing in the wrong di­rec­tion, crashed head-on into a 1988 Peter­bilt truck and trailer, which was in the right-hand lane, ac­cord­ing to the Col­orado State Pa­trol. — Kieran Ni­chol­son,

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