Leahy Convicted for Drug Trafficking

Yuma County Jail Booking Photo; John “JR” Raymond Leahy III


On September 16, 2014 John “JR” Raymond Leahy III was arrested after a driving complaint from a citizen lead Deputies to over 4 ounces of methamphetamine in his vehicle.  On January 5, 2015 Leahy accepted a plea offer from the District Attorney and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Leahy is currently in the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections while he awaits extradition to Hitchcock County, Nebraska where he is facing charges of First-Degree Murder in the April, 2014 murder of 18-year-old Austin Wright. The original press release from September, 2014 is available below.

Leahy, Smith Press Release 9-17-14

"Thank you for your service Yuma County Sheriff for keeping us safe we have your back."

"Keep up the good work for the community. It is excellent place to live in."

"Thank you, Yuma County Sheriff! Sure looks like you all have been working hard and over time protecting your citizens. You are appreciated."

Phone: For non-emergencies, call (970) 332-4805
310 Ash Street, Suite G
Wray, CO 80758