CRIME $1M bond for man accused of stealing car, leading DougCo deputies on chase that turned deadly

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A second person has been arrested two weeks after a pursuit with Douglas County law enforcement that ended in a car crash that killed two people.

Mario Juan Jose, 24, is being held on a $1 million bond in connection to the Feb. 6 chase that spilled onto Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. The Denver Police Department arrested him Tuesday afternoon.

A release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Jose was driving the car that initially sparked the events of the evening that turned deadly.


Around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, a deputy spotted a silver Jeep in the Castle Pines area, and nearby, saw another car in a driveway with its domelight on. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said there have been “a lot” of car thefts, as well as thefts out of cars, in the area, which tipped off the deputy and gave her a reason to follow the Jeep as it pulled away.