Orchard Mesa Homicide Update 3: Suspect’s Booking Photo Released #GVCopbeat

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Lee McDonald
Lee McDonald

Additional information has been made public regarding the homicide in Orchard Mesa on July 13, 2014 :

At this point in the investigation we are now able to make the suspect’s booking photo public.  He remains in the Mesa County Jail with a $500,000 bond.  Mesa County Jail inmate information, including bond updates can be found here.

Below are some more details about this case:

A witness called 911 at 4:02am saying they could hear someone yelling for help and that someone had been stabbed.  When an officer arrived he found 25-year-old Lee McDonald sitting in front of his home in the 1700 block of Christopher Ct.  The officer saw that McDonald had a large amount of blood on him, from his head to his feet.  McDonald told the officer he had been involved in a fight with a friend and had stabbed the man after finding him in a car out front with his girlfriend.  Other officers found the victim, 27-year-old Nicholas Alan Potts, deceased in front of a home in the 1200 block of Santa Clara Ave.

Officers took McDonald to the police department for further questioning. He was then arrested and booked into the Mesa County Jail for 1st degree murder.


For information about court proceedings contact the 21st Judicial District County and District Court.

Previously released information can be found here.

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