Man Arrested For Murder Has Criminal History

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A man is behind bars at the Mesa County Jail, arrested on charges of murder and assault.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office inmate inquiry system, 24-year-old Michael James Simpson was also booked into jail on murder and three counts of assault.

According to Colorado Bureau of Investigation records, Simpson has a criminal history that goes back to August of 2003. He has been arrested twice for providing alcohol to minors. In January of 2006, Palisade Police took him into custody for resisting arrest, possession of narcotics, and multiple traffic violations.

Records show his most recent arrest came in February of 2008, when he was booked on multiple larceny and trespassing charges.

There's been no word on whether Simpson is connected to the overnight shooting of four people in Clifton that left one dead. However, Sheriff's Department officials have confirmed they are not looking for any other suspects in that case and that they are currently holding two people.

We will bring you the latest information on this developing story as it becomes available.


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  • by Cynde on Aug 1, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    I didnt figure you would want to list the opinion of someone calling out the press. You only seem to like the ones which dont. You need to stay in your safe zone right?.
  • by Cynde Location: GJ on Jul 31, 2009 at 09:34 PM
    I think the media really shouldnt rely on offset information from the police dept. They should wait until all the facts are gathered, instead of racing for the story.
  • by Joe Location: Phoenix on Jul 31, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    I know Michael and there is no way he could have or would have done this crime!
  • by Trina Location: Grand Junction on Jul 29, 2009 at 03:01 PM
    You should really find out the true facts before posting information on this Simpson case. Have you not thought of his family and what is really going on? It's really sad that you have to make this kid out to be worse then he really is. Cops do not always tell the truth you know!!!!!
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