Early on October 14, Jesse Wright posted the following comment on his Facebook page: "Almost home to the 303 cant wait to be bacc in Denver been gone too long."
Barely 24 hours later, Wright was presumably less happy to be in Colorado.
That's because he was in custody of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office on a no-bond hold after an alleged road-rage spree that resulted in multiple crashes and injuries that slowed traffic for hours in several parts of the metro area.
Wright's Facebook page includes multiple portraits, including this one....
...and this pic from October 10....
...as well as an earlier image of a tattoo with a bold message....
...and a graphic whose message boasts a certain sense of finality:
His most recent post makes it clear he was pleased to be returning to the Mile High — and his impact was felt right away.
At around 8:18 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, according to the ACSO, deputies received a report about a reckless driver.
That was followed quickly by another alert, this one pertaining to the driver of a red Toyota truck allegedly firing shots at other drivers on East Orchard Road near Buckley.
As law enforcers rushed to that location, they got word that the truck was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of South Parker Road and had been involved in a crash south of Temple Drive.
There, deputies found a wrecked red sedan with two injured occupants (a 23-year-old driver and 43-year-old passenger), as well as what they describe as "a man walking in traffic striking vehicle windows with a metal bar."
A person in the area subsequently began chasing after the man, later ID'd as Wright, before deferring to deputies and a Cherry Creek State Park ranger, who managed to capture him on East Temple Drive following a short foot pursuit.
Shortly thereafter, authorities learned about more alleged fallout from Wright's commute.
A gray Hyundai SUV had been hit with three gunshots on the 16000 block of East Orchard Road.
The SUV's 57-year-old driver suffered minor facial injuries caused either by bullets or flying glass, causing him to rear-end another vehicle.
In addition, a white GMC driven by a 35-year-old woman was side-swiped by the red truck along the same stretch of East Orchard Road.
If you witnessed any of this mayhem, you're encouraged to contact the ACSO at 303-795-4711. In the meantime, Wright is in stir on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, felony menacing and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
Look below to see Wright's booking photo, followed a Fox31 report.
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
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