Preliminary Hearing Delayed for Jeremy Webster
A preliminary hearing for Jeremy Webster, a 23-year-old man who is charged with first-degree murder and 19 other charges in connection to a road-rage shooting spree that killed a teenage boy and injured three others, has been continued to early October.
Webster is expected to be in court for the hearing 9 a.m. Oct. 5 in the 17th Judicial District Court in Brighton.
Webster also was charged with first-degree murder-extreme indifference; three counts of attempted first-degree murder; three counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon; five counts of violent crime causing serious bodily injury; four counts of violent crime causing death or serious injury and three other violent crimes, by the Adams County District Attorney’s office.
He is being held at the Adams County Detention Facility without bond in connection with the June 14 incident that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Vaughn Bigelow. His 41-year-old mother, Meghan, and 8-year-old brother, Asa, both were shot. . A bystander, John Gale, was shot in both arms.
The road-rage encounter, which started at a busy street corner and ended at a Westminster office complex, took no more than 10 minutes.
Webster told Westminster police detectives that he began taking a new prescription medication for mental health issues Thursday hours before the fatal encounter, according to a search warrant affidavit.
At around 3 p.m. June 14, Webster and Meghan Bigelow had some type of angry encounter in traffic near Sheridan Boulevard and Turnpike Drive. Webster allegedly followed the Bigelows into a complex of commercial stores and offices where Bigelow parked in front of Children’s Dentistry, 5250 West 80th Ave.
Webster parked in the middle of the parking lot, jumped out of his car and argued briefly with Meghan Bigelow before allegedly pulling out a Glock 19 and shooting her, Vaughn and Asa. Only her son Cooper managed to run to a building and get inside without being wounded. Webster allegedly also shot Gale, who was sitting with his 9-year-old daughter in his truck.
Authorities arrested Webster near Castle Rock while he was apparently driving home to Colorado Springs. In a Westminster police interview room, Webster allegedly admitted to the shooting and told police that his Glock handgun was in the trunk of his car and his prescription drugs were at home.