DINOSAUR I An autopsy report released this week indicates that James Brent Damon, the man who took a Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager and a Moffat County deputy sheriff hostage on March 9 between Dinosaur and the Utah border, had high levels of methamphetamine in his body at the time of his gunshot death.
Damon’s blood contained 1,000 nanograms per milliliter, which the report cites as well above the “200 to 600 ng/ml have been reported in meth abusers who exhibit violent and irrational behavior,” the autopsy stated.
Damon, who received a fatal gunshot wound to the head during the alleged crime, also tested positive for cannabinoids, an indicator of marijuana use.
Georgie Hand, Damon’s wife, was with him at the time of the incident and was arrested at the scene scene. Hand was granted bail in the amount of $1 million. Her bail hearing has been set for April 7.