Denver Man Accused of Stealing Car in Longmont, Items from Garage in Erie Sentenced to Jail

August 31, 2018 GMT

A Denver man accused of stealing items from an open garage in Erie in May, as well as a car in Longmont, was sentenced on Friday.

Alan Clifton, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated motor vehicle theft, a felony, as well as criminal possession of an identification document, a misdemeanor, at his arraignment in Boulder County Court on Friday afternoon.

He was sentenced to 180 days in jail for the misdemeanor charge, with 104 days of credit for the time he served pretrial. For the felony charge, he received 90 days in jail and 90 days of probation. The sentences will run concurrently.

Clifton was originally charged with second-degree burglary, two counts of identity theft, criminal possession of a financial device, theft between $750 and $2,000, and careless driving, but those were dismissed by the district attorney.

Erie police found Clifton, along with Makayla Weber , 18, walking away from a car they had crashed into a curb after neighbors reported suspicious activity on May 17.

During the investigation, police learned that the car was stolen from Longmont a few days prior. According to the affidavit, Clifton and Weber also entered an open garage and stole a purse that held credit cards and personal ID cards.

Weber, who is from Windsor, is scheduled to appear in Boulder County Court for her arraignment on Oct. 19.

Colorado court records show that Clifton has a number of previous felony charges and some drug-related convictions. He also is awaiting a hearing as a fugitive from justice out of Albany County in Wyoming.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com