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Highlands Ranch residents arrested after booby trap causes injury

Heather Willard

Pictures of the observed booby trap.Photo byDouglas County Sheriff's Office

Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / March 16, 2023

(Highlands Ranch, Colo.) The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Highlands Ranch residents after an apparent tripwire trap outside their front door injured an individual.

The injury occurred at about 2 p.m., March 9, on Ashburn Court. Deputies met with the victim on March 10. According to a press release, the victim was “conducting business” on the street. He told deputies that as he approached the front door of one house, he heard and felt an explosion. The victim said he had a wire caught around his lower leg, pain in one ear and his vision was affected.

Before he left the property, the victim was confronted by a white male who he believed to be the homeowner. A coworker helped transport the victim to a hospital.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the victim described the device as possibly being a wire suspended over one step leading to the front door.

Detectives returned a few days later and observed a similar device on the steps leading to the front door.

On March 15, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the house. Deputies found the device on the front steps and another on the steps to the back of the house. A short standoff occurred with a female inside the home, and deputies arrested her and a male occupant.

The suspects were identified as Bryan Hill, 61, and Tracy Remington, 54, and are currently being held at the Douglas County Detention Facility.

Hill is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of felony menacing, third-degree assault and three counts of prohibited firearm use. Remington is charged with second-degree assault, two counts of felony menacing, third-degree assault and prohibited use of a weapon.

Each has a bond set at $25,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on March 21. Neither has entered a plea. This is still an open and active investigation.

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