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Four Arrests, One Fugitive in Sept. 6-7 Burn Canyon Home Invasion
by Marta Tarbell
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WANTED – The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Ulises Omar Felix, age 32, for whom an arrest warrant has been issued. Felix is charged with aggravated robbery of a controlled substance; aggravated robbery; first degree burglary; theft; false imprisonment and use of a stun gun. If you see him, do not attempt to make contact; call 911 immediately. Call Sergeant Michael Westcott at 970/728-1911 with information. (Photo courtesy San Miguel County Sheriff's Office)
Four Affidavits for Arrest, Four Arrests, One Fugitive (and a $1,000 Reward) in Sept. 6-7 Burn Canyon Home Invasion

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters reported Thursday morning the arrest of one man in New Mexico, “a couple of miles from the Texas border,” and the ongoing search for a second, both charged in the September 6-7 home invasion near Burn Canyon, just outside of Norwood.

Arrested was Gregory Broome, 40, of Corvis, N.M., who is currently being held at the Curry County Detention Facility in Corvis. Upon his arrest, Broome, who is charged with Aggravated Robbery of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Theft, False Imprisonment and Use of Stun Guns, gave a full confession.

A wanted poster has been issued for Ulises Omar Felix, age 32, with a $1,000 reward offered for information leading to his arrest. He too is charged with Aggravated Robbery of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Theft, False Imprisonment and Use of Stun Guns.

Two women, believed to be accessories in the incident, were arrested in Montrose. Both Ashley C. Montalvo, 27, of Norwood, and Brisa D. Felix-Gonzales, 31, of Montrose, are charged with being accessories to Aggravated Robbery of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Theft, False Imprisonment and Use of Stun Guns, and are currently being held at the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office

The four, all U.S. citizens, are charged in the September 6-7 home invasion near Burn Canyon, just outside of Norwood. Felix and Montalvo lived outside Norwood, not far from the victims' home.

A fifth suspect in the case, Guillermo Del Pozo, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz., charged with concealing evidence, is currently being held at the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office, with more charges pending.

Sales records for newly purchased clothing, worn in the 12-hour home invasion and then discarded, led officers to the arrests.

The victims, roommates and medical marijuana cardholders who had expanded their allotted three-plants-per-person grow operation into a larger non-commercial (and illegal) grow operation, some of it on public land, lost their crop, a generator, a snub-nosed revolver and several thousand dollars in cash.

The marijuana, chopped down at least six weeks before maturation, had no value.

The SMSO was assisted by the Norwood Marshal's Office, Montrose Police Department, Montrose County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado 7th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the New Mexico 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, New Mexico State Police, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, Clovis Police Department, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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September 29, 2011
Thanks Sheriff Masters and the other law enforcement authorities. Shows that (to paraphrase our neighbors in the Lone Star state):

"You don't mess with Wright's Mesa."

I'm sure, along with the 'sensitivities' of locals, most of whom are armed, others will think twice about trying this again. Remember, in Colorado (and Texas), a person's home is their castle. Better be invited in.