Hearing delayed for carjacking suspect

Man was acquitted of attempted murder attempt in prior criminal case

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A preliminary hearing scheduled for Feb. 24 for the suspect in a pair of late July daytime gunpoint carjackings in Littleton, as well as another carjacking in Aurora, was continued until April 3.

Tremaine Dwayne Speer, 32, faces charges of aggravated robbery, possession of a weapon by a felon, menacing a victim with a deadly weapon and motor vehicle theft.

Speer had recently been paroled after serving prison time for a 2004 robbery conviction at the time of the carjackings. He was arrested Aug. 2 in Denver near 30th Avenue and Fox Street. According to prosecutors, he was wearing a GPS monitor, per the terms of his parole, when the crimes occurred.

The first incident occurred about 12:20 p.m. on July 30 in the 4600 block of West Mineral Avenue. The victim reported that the suspect demanded her car and valuables while brandishing a handgun. She gave up her black 2002 Toyota Celica and was unharmed.

In the second incident, on July 31, a victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by the suspect. According to prosecutors, Speer backhanded the victim and threw her to the ground.

In a routine similar to the first incident, the suspect approached while she was in the parking lot of the Littleton Museum in the 6000 block of South Gallup Street, brandished a handgun and demanded her car, a black 2006 Buick LaCrosse.

The Aurora incident occurred on July 31. In that incident, the victim was with her 10-year-old son.

Speer was found guilty of the robbery for which he was imprisoned in October 2004 and was acquitted of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in that incident, in which the he allegedly shot the victim. His criminal background also includes a previous motor vehicle theft charge from 2003. His last known address was in Aurora.

Speer remains in Arapahoe County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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