Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Adult Step-Son Charged With Attempted Murder Of Father

Joseph McCaleb, 33, of Collbran

Deputies Responded To Crash, Charged Step-Son With Attempted Murder

Mesa County, Colo. -- Just before noon yesterday, deputies responded to a reported vehicle crash south of Collbran, on the Grand Mesa. The vehicle had traveled off 59 Road, down a steep embankment, being stopped by an irrigation ditch. The driver, John McKitrick, 50, was contacted on scene by deputies and transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries consistent with the crash.

In the town of Collbran, deputies also contacted, Joseph McCaleb, 33, who is suspected of having been in the crash and leaving the crash scene prior to deputies arriving. Deputies arrested Joseph on suspicion of intentionally jerking the steering wheel causing the vehicle to crash. Joseph was medically cleared at an area hospital and booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on felony charges of attempted second degree murder, criminal attempt and criminal mischief, along with an additional misdemeanor criminal mischief charge.

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