Man who cut off ankle monitor, skipped trial in Arapahoe County gets 23 years in prison

Man who cut off ankle monitor, skipped trial in Arapahoe County gets 23 years in prison

A Denver man who cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and skipped out on an Arapahoe County District Court trial has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Miguel Angel Leon-Caballero, 24, was convicted by a jury Jan. 25 of aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and motor vehicle theft, all felonies, according to the district attorney’s office. He was convicted in absentia.

Arapahoe County District Attorney

Miguel Angel Leon-Caballero

“The evidence presented at trial was so compelling, even the armed robber — who was on probation when he committed his crime — was convinced … so he took off,” said District Attorney George Brauchler, in the news release. “There is no better way to signal to the court and the community that you are indeed guilty than to cut off your GPS ankle monitor and flee the jury trial you insisted upon.”

Leon-Caballero was arrested April 26 in Denver. He was sentenced on Monday by Arapahoe County District Judge Andrew Baum to 23 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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