Second suspect arrested following chase, fatal crash in Littleton

Mario Juan Jose, 24, faces four felony counts from Feb. 6 incident

Posted 2/19/19

Denver police arrested a second suspect in connection with a police chase that ended with a deadly crash in Littleton on Feb. 6, according to a news release. Mario Juan Jose, 24, was arrested in …

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Second suspect arrested following chase, fatal crash in Littleton

Mario Juan Jose, 24, faces four felony counts from Feb. 6 incident

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Denver police arrested a second suspect in connection with a police chase that ended with a deadly crash in Littleton on Feb. 6, according to a news release.

Mario Juan Jose, 24, was arrested in Denver on Feb. 19, according to the release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Jose is suspected of being the driver of a stolen Jeep — one of two vehicles pursued by Douglas County deputies during a chase that began near Castle Pines on Feb. 6, according to the release.

The chase ended when the other vehicle, a stolen Mitsubishi allegedly driven by Deanna Bixby, 20, crashed into an unrelated car at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue while fleeing Douglas County deputies. The occupants of the unrelated car, Ryan Carter, 27, and Jayne Davicsin, 25, were killed.

The Jeep was found abandoned nearby.

Jose was charged with four felony counts: aggravated motor vehicle theft, vehicular eluding, trespassing and violating bail bond conditions. He is being held in the Douglas County jail on $1 million bond.

“I am very pleased by the arrest,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said in the release. “I had no doubt that our detectives, who were working around the clock, would find the driver of the stolen Jeep. As stated before, my message to those criminals that want to victimize my community: Think twice about it because we will catch you. Great job to all those involved.”

Jose also faces charges of vehicular eluding in Adams County.

Police did not immediately release a photo of Jose.

Jose's criminal record includes guilty pleas to car theft in Jefferson County and assault in Adams County, according to court records.

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