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Bail Bondsman In Colorado Allegedly Murdered Man With Active Warrant, Police Say

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Source: City of Alamosa; UNSPLASH

Dec. 13 2022, Published 9:01 a.m. ET

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A Colorado bail bondsman was arrested after a man with an active warrant died after he was shot during a struggle, authorities said.

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According to police, Robert Thrash, 29, and an associate “made entry” into a residence in Alamosa on Dec. 8. The pair, police said, were seeking 28-year-old Phil Lucero, who had an active warrant in Alamosa County.

According to law enforcement officials, “a struggle ensued” and Lucero and the bondsman associate, identified as David Heinstein, 29, were shot. Lucero was pronounced dead at an area hospital, while the associate was treated for his injuries and listed in stable condition.

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Thrash was booked into the Alamosa County Detention Center on felony charges of second-degree murder, and first-degree burglary.

More charges could be pending, according to law enforcement officials.

Citing online records, KCNC-TV reported that Thrash paid $3,500 to free Lucero from jail in January 2022. At the time, Lucero was in custody for failing to appear for a court hearing and violating a bond in connection with a 2021 arrest.


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