Suspects Wanted on Felony Theft Charges Arrested

Last summer, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public that they were looking for two suspects wanted on a slew of felony charges. The sheriff’s office put felony warrants out for the arrests of Florissant residents Jerry and Emily Spinnichia. These warrants were based on what they found when they searched the suspects’ residence.

After being on the run since last September, the sheriff’s office arrest reports show that both suspects have since been taken into custody and arrested on multiple felony charges. According to Teller County Sheriff Lieutenant Wes Walter, both of the suspects were arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in eastern Colorado which encompasses the towns of Limon and Hugo.

Walter said that they were arrested in Lincoln County and then brought back to the Teller County Jail. “We had nationwide felony warrants out for them,” Walter said.

According the sheriff’s arrest reports, 40 year old Emily Spinnichia was arrested on Dec. 30 on an arrest warrant for aggravated motor vehicle theft, twelve counts of altering or removing a vehicle’s identification number, possession of a financial device, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of burglary tools. Her bond was set at $3,000 and she is no longer incarcerated at the jail.

42 Year old Jerry Spinnichia was taken into custody on Jan. 13 on an arrest warrant and two failure to appear warrants. The suspect was charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, altering/removing a vehicle’s Identification number, criminal possession of a financial device, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of burglary tools, driving under restraint, defective headlights, unlawful display of license plates, driving while ability was impaired, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Spinnichia’s bond was set at $13,000 and as of last week, he was still incarcerated at the Teller County Jail.

The arrest warrants were put out by the sheriff’s office after the county’s Teller Narcotics Team, the Emergency Response Team, and patrol deputies executed a search warrant on a property near Florissant on Sept. 15. At the property, authorities found a 1993 Ford Mustang that was stolen out of Colorado Springs and had the suspect’s court paperwork sitting inside of it.

The police also found seven ATVs with altered or removed Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and five motorcycles with altered or removed VINs. Other items found on the suspect’s property included a .22 caliber rifle, computer etching/engraving device used to create VIN plates, vehicle titles not in suspect’s name, several hundred keys to homes, post office boxes and vehicles, business and personal check books not belonging to the suspects, drug paraphernalia to include needles, pipes and scales.

The deputies also found a small amount of narcotics inside the house during the initial search. But, the suspects were not at the residence at the time the search warrant was executed.

Over the next few days, deputies searched the residences of family members and friends of the two suspects to locate them with no luck.