BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A Boulder County woman who was accused in April of shooting at her common-law husband has been cleared in the case, and authorities have since arrested the husband, the sheriff's office announced Wednesday.
Elena Michael, 36, had been arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder, criminal mischief, third-degree assault and child abuse. She was accused of shooting at her common-law husband's vehicle at their home on Signal Rock Drive in the Coal Creek Canyon area and assaulting him.
But investigators with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office later determined that Michael "could not have been in the area when the shot was fired," a sheriff's office news release said Wednesday, and there was no reason to believe she conspired with anyone else.
The Boulder District Attorney's Office dropped the charges against Michael in May and the sheriff's office continued investigating the case. The investigators determined that Nicholas Alan Antley, 29, had lied to authorities about what happened, the news release said.
Antley was arrested Wednesday on several charges: attempt to influence a public servant (Class 4 Felony), three counts of possession of weapons by previous offenders (Class 6 Felony), violation of bail bond conditions (Class 6 Felony), false reporting to authorities (Class 3 Misdemeanor) and domestic violence.