Two men were arrested early Saturday and charged with felonies in connection with at least one woman who was held at gunpoint in an Aspen residence.
Marco Hurtarte Mayen, 34, of Denver, and Jake Hext, 25, of Aspen, were arrested after 3 a.m. on Saturday. Two women called 911 at 3:05 a.m. outside of a home on Lacet Lane. They told police that Hurtarte Mayen pointed a handgun at one of them while they were being kicked out of the residence, said Aspen police officer Rick Magnuson.
Police arrived at the home, located at 415 Lacet Lane, and arrested Hurtarte Mayen for felony menacing with a deadly weapon. Hext apparently went to bail Hurtarte Mayen out of jail and was arrested for driving under the influence. He also was charged with two felony counts of witness intimidation after he allegedly harassed two of the victims who were behind the courthouse giving statements to police, Magnuson said.
Three women were invited back to the house after meeting the men at Escobar nightclub. Another man was in the house but was not involved in the altercation, Magnuson said.
The women, who did not previously know Hext or Hurtarte Mayen, were in the house for about a half hour before the weapon was brandished, Magnuson said. One of the women is local and the other two are from California.
Magnuson said it wasn’t clear why the women were kicked out of the house.
Both Hext and Hurtarte Mayen bonded out of jail. It is not known when they will appear in court.