Timothy Brian Sourp of Fort Collins faces three felony charges after he was arrested in Loveland Friday night following a crash that killed one person.
Sourp, 41, has been charged with vehicular homicide caused by reckless driving, a class 4 felony; and two charges of possession of a weapon as a previous offender, a class 6 felony.
Magistrate Cara Boxberger, whom Sourp appeared before Monday, said the vehicular homicide charge is also believed to be a domestic violence incident.
The Fort Collins man appeared in court for an advisement hearing Monday afternoon where both attorneys argued whether or not the case was one of domestic violence.
Senior deputy district attorney Laura Hinojos said that a domestic violence dispute was occurring between Sourp and the victim, a discussion that she said drew the attention of nearby onlookers. She claimed that the woman fell and Sourp ran over her head, killing her.
Hinojos also said that Sourp was previously convicted on a domestic violence harassment charge in 2017 with the same victim. She said that because of the charges and Sourp’s history that a bond of $25,000 should be set.
Matt Morris, Sourp’s attorney, said there is no evidence that he has seen that the incident was a domestic violence incident. He said the victim was having an argument with Sourp and when he tried to drive away she chased the vehicle, fell over and was accidentally run over.
He said that Sourp also stayed on scene to assist first responders following the incident.
“It sounds like this is nothing more, nothing less than a really terrible, tragic accident,” Morris said.
He argued that Sourp’s bond should be set as a co-sign personal recognizance or a monetary bond in the hundreds of dollar range instead of the thousands.
Boxberger said based on the charges and Sourp’s previous criminal history, with several cases placed against him over several years in Colorado and Arizona, a monetary bond was necessary and set $10,000 cash or surety bond.
He will return to court for his first official appearance at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 2.
Sourp was arrested at the Orchards Shopping Center at 253 E. 29th Ave. late Friday night after Loveland police officers responded on a report of a woman being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. The woman was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies around 11 p.m. Friday where she was pronounced dead; her identity has yet to be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to call detective Clint Schnorr at 970-962-2249.
Alternatives to Violence, Loveland’s domestic violence shelter, can be reached 24 hours a day at 970-669-5150. Crossroads Safehouse, Fort Collins’ domestic violence shelter, can be reached 24 hours a day at 970-482-3502.
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