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Chris Bartkowicz faces jail for growing pot as Aris Minter, two others charged with stealing it

Large photos below.
Large photos below.

Oh, the irony. Shortly after we learned Highlands Ranch's Chris Bartkowicz will plead guilty today to federal marijuana counts in exchange for a five-year stipulated sentence, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced that it's charged three men -- Aris Minter, Donjure Walker and Raymond Ramirez -- with stealing pot in two separate incidents. Details and photos below:

In the first case, Minter and Walker are accused of robbery and attempted kidnapping in an attempted theft at a local dispensary. In the second, Ramirez is accused of robbery and trespassing for swiping a plant from a legal MMJ home grow. During the getaway, a car said to have been driven by a Ramirez accomplice reportedly hit the woman who lived at the home. The result: a broken ankle and more.

Below, see photos of Minter, Walker and Ramirez as well as the DA's office release:

Aris Minter.
Aris Minter.
Donjure Walker.
Donjure Walker.

 

Raymond Ramirez.
Raymond Ramirez.

Denver District Attorney's Office release:

CHARGES FILED IN SEPARATE MARIJUANA ROBBERIES

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged three men today in two separate, unrelated marijuana robbery incidents.

Aris Minter (DOB: 04-02-92) and Donjure Walker (DOB: 12-28-89) are each charged with aggravated robbery (F3) and attempted second-degree kidnapping­ (F4). The charges allege that on October 16, 2010, Minter and Walker entered a marijuana dispensary in the 2000 block of South Huron Street and took cash and dried marijuana from the victim at gunpoint. The defendants were arrested a short time later in Ruby Hill Park.

Minter and Walker remain in custody in the Denver Detention Center; bond is set at $50,000 each. They are scheduled to appear in Denver County Courtroom 2300 on October 22, 2010, to be formally advised of the charges.

In a separate, unrelated incident Raymond Ramirez (DOB: 08-05-67) is charged with robbery (F4) and second-degree trespassing (M3). The charges against Ramirez allege that on October 9, 2010, he unlawfully entered the backyard of a home where marijuana for medical use was being grown and stole one of the marijuana plants. The charges further allege that as Ramirez was fleeing the property in a vehicle driven by an unknown accomplice, the driver struck a woman who lived in the home, breaking her ankle and causing significant abrasions.

Ramirez remains in custody in the Denver Detention Center; his bond is set at $75,000. He is scheduled to appear in Denver County Courtroom 2300 on October 22, 2010, to be formally advised of the charges.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Marijuana bust in Denver: Rob Corry asks John Hickenlooper to stop prosecution of Lacy Lee."


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