DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. - A jury has convicted a man who stole a 3/4-ton truck, rammed cop cars trying to block him at fast-food drive-thru then led officers on a high-speed chase.
The crime spree happened on February 23, 2013.
Prosecutors said 20 members of the North Metro Drug Task Force were in Castle Rock to arrest Clifford Charles Galley, 24, who was a fugitive.
"When the defendant pulled into a Taco Bell drive thru, law enforcement officers moved in," prosecutors said. "The defendant repeatedly rammed the stolen truck into officers’ vehicles in the drive-thru, eventually injuring two officers. One officer was crushed and suffered extensive serious bodily injury."
Prosecutors said Galley then led police on a 24-mile high-speed chase -- reaching speeds of more 125 mph through Castle Rock and Parker while shooting his weapon at the police.
"The Defendant abandoned the vehicle in the Clarke Farms neighborhood, where he and his alleged accomplices attempted unsuccessfully to carjack a woman, before fleeing on foot," prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said when one of Galley's accomplices was shot, he abandoned her under a tree and ran off. Galley was arrested a few hours later.
Prosecutors said Galley later married that woman while he was in jail awaiting trial.
Galley will be sentenced in August.
Prosecutors said the cases against Galley's wife and a second accomplice are pending.