On July 13, the day her husband allegedly abducted Kirsten from her Lincoln County home, Castle Rock Police told 7NEWS that because Kirsten and Richard Lockett weren't from their community, Richard's violent past wasn't on their radar.
But, Lincoln County sheriff's Captain Michael Yowell says his agency had two phone conversations with the Castle Rock police laying out the danger Richard Lockett posed to his wife. In those calls, Yowell says his agency alerted Castle Rock police about Richard Lockett's suicidal and homicidal threats and urged them to remain vigilant and have extra patrols around the Castle Rock home where Kirsten was taking refuge.
"They were given a specific address of concern, as well as basically reiterating the information that had already been posted on multiple BOLOs (be on the lookout) and the all-points bulletin advising of the armed-and-dangerous nature, the caution indicators that were related to Richard Lockett," Yowell told 7NEWS reporter Mark Boyle on Thursday.
A ping to Lockett's cellphone location initially lead investigators to the Colorado springs area.
That's when Captain Yowell says the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office called the Colorado State Police, Colorado Springs Police and soon, afterward, the Castle Rock Police Department directly.
7NEWS reached out Thursday to Castle Rock police who declined to comment on the case, because they have already turned the criminal case over to the District Attorney’s Office.