Serving the citizens of Clear Creek, Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties



Bruce Brown has served as the elected District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District since 2013. During his tenure, Brown has been dedicated to victims’ services and a renewed focus on juvenile diversion, emphasizing principles of restorative justice and crime prevention.

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Mission StatementThe Office of the District will strive to always:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • To the Right People
  • At the Right Time
  • For the Right Reasons

DA5 News

Murderer is Sentenced to 36 Years in Unprovoked Leadville Bar Stabbing

June 29, 2017 • Press Releases

Leadville, Colo. – Matthew James Haley, 30, was sentenced today for the 2nd Degree Murder of Jordan Gausman, 31, in a fatal stabbing outside the Silver Dollar Saloon in Leadville on May 2, 2016. The Honorable Judge Mark Thompson sentenced Defendant Haley to 36 years in the Department of Corrections, after his guilty plea to […]

Summit County Man Sentenced to Two Years in Connection with Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

June 20, 2017 • Press Releases

BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. – William Walker Lancaster, 28, formerly of Frisco, was sentenced yesterday to two years in Colorado Community Corrections. The defendant had been convicted on May 5, 2017 upon two charges: Possessing a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Drug Felony), and Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance (Class 2 Drug Misdemeanor). Lancaster was the roommate […]

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