The 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has filed the adult criminal charges against the juvenile Daniel Brandt Jr., who on Sept. 15 was ordered to be charged and tried as an adult by District Judge Crista Newmyer-Olsen.
The 11 charges were filed on Sept. 19.
The complaint obtained by Alamosa Citizen on Monday briefly highlights and explains each charge and its statute code. Brandt will be advised on these charges in court on Sept. 29.
Brandt faces two charges of attempted first degree murder, which is a class two felony. The two charges relate to the alleged attempt to kill Alamosa Police Officer Mollee Heeney and Alamosa resident Ricardo Rangel with a gun. The shooting took place just after 4 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2022, within the 1200 Block of Denver Ave. Brandt was 15 at the time of the shooting and has since turned 16.
The base penalty for a conviction of attempted first degree murder in Colorado is between eight and 24 years in prison, according to the Colorado Revised Statutes. Of the charges he faces, these are the most severe.
Brandt is also charged with three counts of first degree assault. Two of the charges are for the alleged assault on Heeney and the third for Rangel. These are class three felonies. The penalty for conviction of these charges is anywhere from 10 to 32 years in prison.
The remaining charges are one count of illegal discharge of a firearm; one count of criminal mischief; and four counts of crimes of violence.