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Molly Gibson TV heist lands three in jail

ASPEN Three men were arrested last week for their alleged roles in the March 31 theft of a flat-screen television from the Molly Gibson Lodge. Lucas Holmes, 31, Richard Risden, 26, and Ryan Amonds, 21, are being held in the Pitkin County Jail on felony theft charges. According to court documents, an anonymous informant told Aspen police the identity of the alleged thieves the day after a 42-inch television and VCR/DVD was reported stolen from the Molly Gibson.Two days later, Aspen Police Officer James Crowley realized one of the suspects, Amonds, was in jail on an outstanding, unrelated warrant. According to police statements, Amonds admitted that he and Holmes had taken the TV and VCR/DVD and that they were at the Kitzbuhl Lodge in Aspen, where he lived. But the informant told Crowley the TV had been moved to an apartment in Truscott Place, the affidavit states.Crowley and an Aspen Police detective went to the Truscott apartment. Risden answered the door and allowed the officers to look around the apartment, where they found the television in a closet, according to court documents.When Crowley asked Risden if there were any other things in the apartment that would get him in trouble, Risden reluctantly admitted to having nearly 4 ounces of marijuana, according to court documents. The documents further state that Risden admitted to buying the television from Holmes for $200 soon after the alleged burglary and that he knew the deal was “shady” and the TV likely stolen.When police confronted Holmes at Takah Sushi, where he was working, he denied involvement. Amonds continued to say that he and Holmes worked together in the theft, and Homes was charged with three felonies – second degree burglary, theft and theft by receiving. He is being held on $12,500 bond.Risden was charged with one felony, theft by receiving, and one misdemeanor possession of marijuana; he is being held on $6,000 bond. Amonds was charged with two felonies, second degree burglary and theft, and is being held on $10,000 bond. Joel Stonington’s e-mail address is jstonington@aspentimes.com


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