Colo. woman arrested for perjury in red flag filing against cop

Susan Holmes admitted that she lied on the petition and claimed she had a 'legal theory' to justify that statement


Kieran Nicholson
Denver Post

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Fort Collins woman, wanted by authorities on suspicion of perjury after lying on her red flag petition against the police officer who killed her son, was arrested Tuesday by Fort Collins police.

Susan Anne Holmes, 64, was taken into custody at 5:19 p.m., said Kate Kimble, a police spokeswoman.

Holmes, who was put on the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list on Friday, was wanted on suspicion of first-degree perjury and attempt to influence a public servant.

The warrant was issued on Jan. 23, one week after Holmes appeared in court to argue that the state confiscate Colorado State University police Cpl. Philip Morris‘ guns for a year. Morris shot and killed Holmes’ son, Jeremy Holmes, in 2017. The warrant was first reported by The Coloradoan.

Susan Holmes said on the petition that she and Morris shared a child together. In an interview with The Denver Post, she said that wasn’t true but that she had a legal theory she planned to use to justify her statement. She declined to explain the legal theory.

A Larimer County judge on Jan. 16 denied Holmes’ petition because she didn’t have a legal standing to file the petition.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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