Rocky Ford Kidnapping Suspects to be in Court

(La Junta, CO) -- At least five of the seven suspects in the kidnapping, torture and attempted murder of a Rocky Ford woman will be in court soon. The Otero county district court docket shows that the suspects have motions, disposition hearings and arraignments over the next two months. Coming up March 21st. Leroy Osborne is scheduled for a motions hearing, April 13th, Hipolito Isaac Sanchez will go before the court in a motions hearing with an arraignment scheduled for later on in April. In May, Cosme Flores and Kendra Thompson both have motions hearings scheduled.


A motion hearing in a Colorado criminal case is a court hearing that usually takes place before a jury trial to prepare for it.


The hearings stem from an investigation where seven people were arrested in July of 2021 in connection with the alleged kidnapping, torture and attempted murder of a Rocky Ford woman.


The Colorado Bureau of Investigation released the following suspect information in their news release from the date of arrest.


It is believed the following suspects were involved in the incident that occurred in a Rocky Ford apartment in August of 2017:

  • Cosme Flores (DOB: 08/21/77), La Junta, Colorado In custody, Otero County Jail

  • Hipolito Isaac Sanchez (DOB: 07/30/85), Rocky Ford, CO, In custody, Otero County Jail

  • Jamie Harmon (DOB: 05/29/88), Rocky Ford, CO, In Custody of Colorado Department of Corrections on unrelated charges

  • Jeremy Casias (DOB: 07/09/93), Rocky Ford, CO, In custody of Colorado Department of Corrections on unrelated charges

  • Kendra Thompson (DOB: 05/05/88), Rocky Ford, CO, In custody Otero County Jail

  • Leonard Trujillo (DOB: 06/29/82), Rocky Ford, CO, In custody of Colorado Department of Corrections on unrelated charges

  • Leroy Osborne (DOB: 06/29/89), Pueblo, CO, In custody of Pueblo County Jail

All are facing charges of First Degree Kidnapping (felony 1) and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder (Felony 2).

Details about the incident are not available due to the nature of the allegations and because court records are sealed.


The investigation first began with the Rocky Ford Police Department in 2017. In 2019, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was requested to investigate the incident in conjunction with the Otero County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Ford Police Department and the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

On Thursday, the CBI, US Marshals Service District of Colorado Violent Offenders Task Force and the Pueblo County and Otero County sheriff offices made the arrests of those who were not already incarcerated.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.










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