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Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

November 22, 2019 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, carolyn.tyler@denverda.org, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Files COCCA Charges Against 13 Individuals

DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that 13 individuals have been charged with violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) (F2).  An investigation that began in July 2019 resulted in law enforcement agencies executing warrants on November 7, 2019.  Multiple individuals throughout the Denver-metro area were arrested that Thursday and law enforcement seized dozens of firearms in addition to methamphetamine, cocaine, cash, passports and other items.

In addition to the COCCA charges some defendants face additional charges of first degree assault (F3), second degree kidnapping (F2), robbery (F4), theft greater than $100,000 (F3), aggravated motor vehicle theft (F5) and chop shop activity (F4).  While some defendants have bonded out of jail, others remain in custody.

While arrest warrants remain sealed, the accused defendants are:

  • Jason P. Sellers (age 44) – Case Number 19CR08613
  • Michael J. Dire (age 74) – Case Number 19CR08623
  • Jared B. Orland (age 47) – Case Number 19CR08438
  • Clinton Williams (age 45) – Case Number 19CR08427
  • William “Kelly” Henderson (age 42) – Case Number 19CR08457
  • William “Curly” E. Whitney (age 81) – Case Number 19CR08568
  • Justin A. Wright (age 35) – Case Number 19CR08609
  • Peter M. Baron (age 30) – Case Number 19CR08621
  • Dominic Robichaud (age 47) – Case Number 19CR08553
  • Dustin Ullerich (age 47) – Case Number 19CR08511
  • Adam Mulcahy (age 27) – Case Number 19CR08570
  • Jimmy D. Salazar (age 44) – Case Number 19CR08619, and
  • Derek A. Beste (age 30) – Case Number 19CR08430
  • Jerome J. Guardiola (age 35) – remains at large

Law enforcement also executed search warrants for associated businesses including:

  • Denver Charter Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Club Gang Club House, 3257 Navajo Street, Denver, CO
  • Kool Kat Tattoo Shop, 2297 West Dartmouth Avenue, Englewood, CO
  • Uneekbilt, 2610 S. Raritan Circle, Englewood, CO, and
  • Tribal Rites tattoo shop, 7735 W. 92nd, Westminster, CO

These charges result from enforcement actions that took place in Denver, Arvada, Brighton, Commerce City, Colorado Springs, Englewood, Erie, Golden, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton and Westminster and involved the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Denver Police Department, the Arvada Police Department, the Aurora Police Department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, the Colorado Spring Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol, the Golden Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Lakewood Police Department and the Littleton Police Department.  The Denver DA’s Office thanks the members of the Denver County Court staff for their coordination support which helped coordinate dozens of warrants over several weeks.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation and no additional details are being given at this time.

 

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6