Denver officer, wife charged after drunken brawl

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - A Denver police officer and his wife have been charged with assault and child abuse after a brawl at a cookout.

Arapahoe County prosecutors on Thursday charged officer Jeremy Ownbey and his wife Jamie Ownbey with misdemeanors stemming from the fight May 19. Aurora police say an argument turned violent between Ownbey and another couple after heavy drinking.

Investigators say the officers admitted to participating in trading sex partners with their wives but denied that sex sparked the brawl. The fight ended when the homeowner, who is a police officer, grabbed his gun and urged the Ownbeys to leave.

Prosecutors say the Ownbeys also left their two young children home alone during the dinner.

There is no listed number for the Ownbeys. Denver police didn't immediately return a call.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262059281 - nbc11news.com/a?a=262059281
Gray Television, Inc.