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Formal charges filed in DCPA murder case; Caleb Schroeder facing 2 counts in Scott Tice's murder

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Posted at 2:08 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 16:08:33-04

DENVER — Formal charges against the man accused in the stabbing death of a security guard inside a downtown parking garage were filed in Denver District Court Thursday. 

Caleb Schroeder, 23, was charged with one count of first-degree murder-after deliberation and one count of first-degree murder-felony.

Police accuse Schroeder of stabbing to death Scott Tice, 39, whose body was found May 25, on the fourth level of a parking garage next to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 

Police say the victim worked as a security guard for Allied Universal Security assigned to the DCPA garage.

Schroeder was located in Aurora and arrested the same day of the homicide. Police believe robbery was the motive. 

Court records show Schroeder was arrested or cited six times in 2018, including a February robbery in Aurora in which a man reported being beaten and robbed by a group of men that included Schroeder. 

He was released from jail four days before the killing even though he was facing a new charge of assaulting a jail deputy by throwing bodily fluids at the deputy on May 10. 

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said investigators turned in their arrest affidavit on the assault charges May 16 to the district attorney’s office, but an arrest warrant was not issued until May 23 – two days after Schroeder had been released from jail.