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    Cody Jones Sentenced to 45 Years Prison

    The first of four people charged in a home invasion robbery and stabbing in Golden was in court on February 23, 2017 to be sentenced. Cody Jones, DOB: 3-4-96, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for his role in the attack. Jones pled guilty on December 19, 2016 to First Degree Burglary (F3); First Degree Assault (F3); and Attempted Aggravated Robbery (F4).

    Just before 9:00 p.m. on May 16, 2016 Jones and two codefendants, Caleb Williams, DOB: 4-15-95, and Tyler Gorringe, DOB: 7-6-98, knocked on the door of the house in Golden and then pushed their way in. They were wearing black bandanas over their faces. They thought they were at the house of a drug dealer and were planning to steal money and drugs. However, they had the wrong house. The residents of this house were school teachers, Jesse and Jessica Swift, and they had two small children in the house. The homeowners tried to protect themselves and the husband was stabbed and hit with a ball bat. The wife called 911 and the Golden Police Department immediately responded.

    “This was an extremely brutal attack. Mr. Swift suffered numerous serious injuries. We are fortunate that he survived those injuries,” said District Attorney Pete Weir, “In this dangerous, chaotic situation, he was the hero, fighting to defend his wife and children.”

    On December 19, Caleb Williams pled guilty to First Degree Assault (F3); First Degree Burglary (F3); and Attempted Aggravated Robbery (F4). He will be sentenced on March 10, 2017.

    On December 15, Tyler Gorring pled guilty to First Degree Assault (F3); First Degree Burglary (F3); and Attempted Aggravated Robbery (F4). Gorringe was 17 at the time of the attack but was charged as an adult. He will be sentenced on April 28, 2017.

    The fourth person arrested in the attack was Julia Johnson, DOB: 5-16-97. On January 3, 2017 she pled guilty to Accessory to Burglary (F5). Johnson was the driver the night of the attack. She will be sentenced on March 16, 2017.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    February 24, 2017

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    Last Updated: 3-7-2017
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