Three Aurora men have been sentenced for three armed attacks that terrified women in Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Parker.
Douglas County District Court Chief Judge Theresa Slade today sentenced Geoffrey Warren Johnson, 27, to 45 years in the Department of Corrections.
On Feb. 15, the same judge sentenced Xavier Masse, 21, to 37 years in the Department of Corrections for his role in the attacks.
Deaundre McWilliams, 21, played a lesser role and was sentenced in December 2017 to a 15-year suspended sentence in the Department of Corrections pending successful completion of six years in the Youthful Offender System.
The crimes began Feb. 21, 2017, at a car wash on South Federal Circle in Littleton. About 11 p.m. the 51-year-old victim was cleaning her car when Masse and Johnson approached with guns drawn and one told her “You just got jacked.” One put the muzzle of a handgun in the victim’s mouth and demanded she get on the ground. The two ransacked her vehicle, stole her phone and fled in a waiting car.
The next day, Feb. 22, 2017, between midnight and 1 a.m., a 41-year-old woman drove home from her restaurant job. She pulled into her driveway in Highlands Ranch and two men with guns appeared – Masse and Johnson — one on each side of her car. She gave the men her keys, her purse, her phone and her wallet. One hit her on the head with a handgun and they fled in a waiting car.
Later that day, a 39-year-old woman was returning home about midnight after meeting a friend at the Hilltop Tap House in Parker. She parked in the driveway and got out to walk to her front door. Masse and Johnson approached her on the porch, and one pulled her purse off her shoulder. They ran to a waiting car, and the victim gave chase. One fired two shots at her as they fled.
Parker Police responded immediately to the last incident and located a suspect vehicle. With assistance from Aurora Police Department, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Masse and McWilliams were taken into custody Feb. 23 following a high-speed chase. Johnson initially escaped but Parker’s investigation later identified him, leading to his arrest in August 2017.
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