11 News has learned that Detra Farries, suspect in the death of tow truck driver Allen Rose, has bonded out of jail.
Farries had been held in the Criminal Justice Center on a $25,000 bond. She had been expected in court Friday, but her court appearance has been canceled. Farries bonded out Wednesday.
Rose’s co-worker at J&J Towing told 11 News that the news Farries is out is disappointing.
In February, Rose was killed when police say Farries drove off in her SUV as it was in the process of being towed, dragging Rose for more than a mile through the streets of Colorado Springs. Rose eventually came loose from the SUV and landed in the street, dying a short time later.
11 News interviewed exclusively the couple who called 911. The couple followed the SUV, and eventually led police to a spot where Farries pulled over.
Earlier this month, Farries pleaded not guilty to Rose’s death, shocking the tow truck community.
“She terrorized a whole community…she terrorized a whole community with her actions,” Ron Archuleta with Absolute Towing said.
Farries’ bond was reduced from $50,000 to $25,000, a decision that stunned family and friends of Rose. Farries’ family members told 11 News that they were going to try to get donations from the public to bond her out of jail.
Farries’ bondsman spoke with 11 News, saying he believes in the justice system, and he doubts she’ll try and run. Farries has bonded out before, and ended up back in jail after violating the terms of her bond.
The trial has been set for November 7. The defense plans to file a motion for change in venue; that hearing will be held in September.
From Footnotes TowBlog: Towing News Around The Web (www.thetowblog.com)
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing and Recovery Footnotes