Summit County: Bus brawl leads to possible felony charges

Jay Cornwall, III, of Commerce City, is in the Summit County Jail facing potential felony charges for a bias-motivated crime.

Summit sheriffs arrest Commerce City man on suspicion of hate crime

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — A 38-year-old man from Commerce City is potentially facing serious felony charges after he was arrested July 7 following an altercation on a Summit Stage bus.

Jay Cornwell, III was arrested at about 9 p.m. after he made derogatory comments, exposed his buttocks and struck another Summit Stage passenger.

Cornwell was charged with third-degree assault, bias-motived crimes, and harassment.  Cornwell is still in custody; his bond was set at $2,500.

Third degree assault and harassment are both class-one misdemeanors, punishable by up to 18 months imprisonment and/or $5,000.00 fine.  The bias-motivated crime was charged as a class five felony, punishable by up to three years imprisonment and up to $100,000 fine.

Summit Stage buses are all equipped with surveillance equipment, so it’s possible the alleged assault was captured on video.

One Response

  1. Have to hand it to the man, he has guts. Probably got one of those fools who raps, yaks loudly on a cell phone, was just plain obnoxious, thought he/she was bad, and the band played on.

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