COLORADO SPRINGS – A woman who was convicted of dragging a tow truck driver to his death in Colorado Springs has been placed on parole.
Detra Farries was convicted in 2011 of the murder of Allen Rose, 35. While attempting to tow Farries’ illegally parked vehicle, Rose became entangled in the tow truck’s cables. Farries ended up getting into her car and drove away, killing Rose. Farries was convicted on multiple counts, including manslaughter and vehicular homicide. In 2021, she was granted parole and released from prison. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison and served around nine of them.
Farries is facing a new criminal case after being accused of assault and harassment, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. She was being held in the El Paso County Jail on a parole hold as of Tuesday afternoon.
According to arrest paperwork acquired by 11 News, the new criminal claims are related to an incident that occurred around 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 5. An officer was dispatched to a residence after a complaint of a disturbance. The responding officer recognized the victim as Farrie’s eight-month boyfriend; the two were living together at the time of the alleged attack.
According to the arrest papers, the victim alleges he was outdoors looking at his phone while watching football when Farries challenged him about being on the phone, thinking he was looking at other girls on his phone. Farries allegedly became enraged and spit in the victim’s face after the boyfriend refused to show him his phone.
“Detra then proceeded to hit Damion multiple times with both of her hands which caused him pain,” according to the police report. “After Detra stopped hitting [the victim], she proceeded to pick up a broom that was located near the garaged door and jabbed [the victim] in the stomach with the broomstick multiple times.”
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