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 …
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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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