Arledge convicted

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Following six days of trial, a Jefferson County jury deliberated a day and a half before returning a guilty verdict in the case of David Paul Arledge, 34.

Arledge killed his father, Floyd Carl Arledge II, in September 2011. The guilty verdict of first-degree murder was returned on Feb. 7, 2013.

David Arledge lived at his father’s house, 6707 Depew St. in Arvada, and moved out following a dispute with him.

On Sept. 10, 2011, David Arledge returned to the house, went inside and shot his father. Investigators say he fired nine rounds from a .45 caliber handgun and one round from a 9mm handgun. Floyd Arledge II was hit numerous times and died from his injuries.

Michael Arledge, David Arledge’s cousin was living at the house with Floyd Arledge II when he was killed. He was on the phone in the basement when he heard gunshots. After David drove away, Michael went to Floyd’s bedroom and found him dying on the floor next to his bed.

He immediately called police and provided Arvada investigators with information to assist in locating suspects. They contacted David Arledge’s brother, Floyd Arledge III, who provided blatantly false information to investigators who were attempting to locate and talk to David Arledge.

Floyd Arledge III was later charged with accessory to murder, and sentenced to three years intensive supervision probation and 90 days in jail.

David Arledge fled the metro area and drove to Salida, heading toward a house owned by their family. He had been in contact with his brother and on Sept. 12 returned to the metro area and turned himself into Thornton police.

David Arledge will be sentenced on March 4. Prosecutors are asking for a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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