PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - 11 News has learned the ex-boyfriend of Kelsie Schelling, a pregnant woman who went missing in 2013, was arrested for aggravated robbery with intent to kill in Denver. Pueblo police say the arrest has no connection to the cold case involving Schelling's disappearance in Pueblo.
According to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Donthe Lucas is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond. His brother Duschon Lucas is being held on a $50,000 bond for aggravated robbery.
The arrest of Lucas comes less than one week after investigators announced they had new leads in Schelling's cold case. Authorities searched several areas in Pueblo for three days, but the search yielded no signs of Schelling.
According to Capt. Kenny Rider with the Pueblo Police Department, there was a robbery that occurred back in September in Pueblo. Both Donthe Lucas and his brother Duschon were arrested for the robbery. Donthe was arrested on Monday in Denver in connection to the robbery case. Police say the crime has no connection to the Schelling cold case.
On Tuesday night, Pueblo police arrested Duschon in an alley near West Mesa Avenue. When attempting to make contact with Duschon, he tried to sneak out a back window and down a ladder when officers arrived. Police say when they when to arrest him, his family tried to stop the arrest from happening.
Donthe Lucas remains a person of interest in the Schelling cold case.
Arrest papers obtained by 11 News detail the robbery on Sept.1. At about 7:38 p.m. officers were called to the 400 block of Madison Drive for an armed robbery. Officers came across a man who had injuries to his face and head. The apparent victim told police he was going to visit a friend in the area. According to him, he encountered three men and a woman who ran out of the house he was going to visit. When the apparent victim asked the men if his friend was in the home, one of the men pointed a gun at him and started hitting him in the face with the butt of the gun. The woman then reached in and stole $1,000 from the victim's vehicle.
The victim was taken to the hospital. Officers interviewed several people in the neighborhood, including members of the Lucas family.
Later on, both Donthe and Duschon were identified in a lineup by the victim as two people involved in the robbery.
Donthe was arrested at DIA on Monday. Donthe told police he remembered the incident and said the victim was allegedly harassing his mom and yelling racial slurs. Donthe admitted he went too far, saying he hit the victim three times when "one punch probably would have sufficed" according to arrest papers.
Donthe denied stealing from the victim.