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

June 22, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

Murder Fugitive Arrested in Oregon (Tomasso)

NEWS RELEASE

June 22, 2018

Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

 

 

FUGITIVE CHARGED WITH MURDER ARRESTED IN OREGON

 

A man wanted in the alleged January stabbing death of another man has been arrested in Oregon.

 

Deven Tomasso (dob: 02-05-1985) was charged in January 2018 with one count of murder in the first degree-after deliberation (F1).  The case was direct-filed, at-large, and a warrant issued for his arrest, on January 11.  U.S. Marshals arrested Tomasso on the outstanding warrant in Portland, Oregon on June 20.

 

The charge alleges that on January 4, 2018, Tomasso stabbed to death 44-year-old Joshua Jost, following an argument.

 

A timeframe for extradition of the defendant back to Denver has not yet been determined.

 

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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