Colorado Man Pleads Not Guilty to Theft of Laramie Home
A Colorado man has pleaded not guilty to felony theft in Albany County District Court.
Stephen Reid is charged with burglarizing a home in July 2016 with his girlfriend, Holly Norris.
The investigation began when a Laramie Police officer was dispatched to a home on July 12, 2016 in regard to a burglary.
The victims told the officer they had left town on July 8 and returned on July 12, at which time they found their home to be burglarized.
The victims told the officer that a blue Dell Inspiron laptop, $500 in cash, rolls of change and other items were missing from their home. The victims said the neighbor’s daughter was supposed to be watering the outdoor plants while they were gone and that the officer may want to speak to them.
The officer observed that the back door to the residence had pry marks consistent with someone prying open the back door.
Upon speaking to the neighbors, Jackie Norwood and Janice Norris, the officer was told that Stephen Reid and Holly Norris had been at their residence over the weekend. Jackie Norwood said he had seen Holly Norris with large amounts of cash, which he said was odd as Holly Norris did not have much money.
Janice Norris said she had seen Holly Norris with a blue laptop and that Stephen Reid and Holly Norris had a large amount of change. Jackie Norwood and Janice Norris told the officer that Reid and Holly Norris lived together in Denver, Colorado.
The officer met with the victims again the next day and learned that a credit card had also been taken from their residence and had been used at Gordman’s in Thorton, Colorado. The officer obtained video surveillance from Gordman’s and observed one female and one male at the register at Gordman’s using the victim’s credit card.
The officer was able to positively identify the female as Holly Norris in the video.
Reid’s trials is set for July 13 and 14. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years and $10,000 fine.