Soldier among those arrested after cabbie’s death
PUEBLO – A Fort Carson soldier is among six people arrested in connection with the slaying of a Pueblo cab driver in October.Spc. Olin Ferrier, 22, was being held at the Pueblo County jail on bail of $1 million.An arrest affidavit links him to the death of cab driver David Chance, who was shot in the head Oct. 30. A $17 cab fare was unpaid, the affidavit said.In the affidavit, police accused Ferrier and four others in a scheme in which the suspects were believed to have robbed a man of his mobile phone, used the stolen phone to call a cab, and then killed the cab driver for cash because “they needed money to party.”The affidavit said Ferrier carried a “short rifle” the night of the killing but that Ferrier denied involvement in the slaying when he spoke to police days after Chance’s death.Fort Carson officials said Ferrier, of Atlantic City, N.J., is a supply clerk with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He served a year in Iraq, ending in November 2006, and has received awards including the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Combat Action Badge.His unit returned to Iraq late last month without him. The affidavit says he lives in Pueblo.The cab was headed to an address where the father of one of the suspects lives, the affidavit said. Maximo Ramos, 19, and his 16-year-old half brother, Raymond Guy Terrones, were arrested on other warrants but were later linked to the killing. Ramos has denied involvement.Police also arrested Daniel John Montoya, 17, on suspicion of murder. He and Terrones were charged as adults.Terrones sister Bridget Ann Terrones, 19, faces a charge of being an accessory.The grandfather of another suspect, Matthew John Koncilja, 24, told investigators his grandson matched the description of one of the suspects. Koncilja’s grandfather is chief investigator for the district attorney’s office in Pueblo.Investigators suspect that the group panicked when Chance resisted the robbery and shot him before fleeing without his wallet.The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case because of the work of Koncilja’s grandfather for the district attorney in Pueblo.The legal representation for the suspects was not immediately clear.
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