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 thought on “Summit County: Bus brawl leads to possible felony charges

  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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