Murder suspect in custody, had cut off ankle monitor

Glen Galloway / Credit: Colorado Springs Police Dept.
Glen Galloway / Credit: Colorado Springs Police Dept.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) An accused killer has surrendered to police, one day after his ex-girlfriend was found dead inside a home on the northeast side of Colorado Springs.

Police previously told 11 News they feared suspect Glen Galloway, 44, would try to flee the state or country.

The police department announced a few hours later that Galloway had turned himself in at the El Paso County jail.

Galoway faces charges of first-degree murder for the death of 28-year-old Janice Nam.

Nam's body was found in a home on the 6000 block of Miramont Street around 5 p.m. Monday. Springs police said she appeared to have been shot.

According to the El Paso County Assessor's Office, the home is owned by Nam. She filed multiple protection orders against Galloway related to domestic violence cases in 2014.

Investigators said Nam and Galloway were in an on-again, off-again relationship.

Court documents outline the troubling details of Galloway's previous dangerous behavior.

The two reportedly dated for two years before Nam told him to move out of her house. That's when things escalated.

On move-out day, Nam said he shouted "I have a gun and I know how to use it" to her after she locked him out.

Following that, Galloway was behind a string of break-ins at her home. On one occasion police said he used his spare key to take a washer, dryer and refrigerator, and left hundreds of dollars of food to rot on the counter.

During another break-in, the door was kicked into the home from inside the garage. Police said Galloway turned on all of the faucets in the house, opened both fridge doors, stole the remote control for a TV but left the TV behind, cut the gas line and stole many personal items including bras and underwear.

Galloway was caught a few times on surveillance cameras put up at Nam's home.

Investigators said Galloway also caused damage to homes and cars of the victim's family when she moved out of her own house to get away from him.

During 2014, Nam had filed several restraining orders against Galloway, and he eventually turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued.

After all those crimes, a jury found Galloway guilty of stalking, violating civil protection orders, trespassing, theft and criminal mischief in October 2015.

He was required to wear an ankle monitor before he was sentenced for those crimes. That was supposed to happen on Jan. 8, 2016.

A day before his sentencing hearing, Galloway's ankle monitor was cut off at his home and he disappeared. An officer went to that home and said it appeared to be vacant.

Almost five months after the monitor was removed, Nam was found dead in her own home.

11 News has contacted the company who makes and monitors the anklets to see what their procedures are when a monitor is tampered with. As of Tuesday night, we have not gotten a response.

11 News spoke to TESSA that advocates for domestic violence victims.

They said it's important for people in unhealthy relationships to know that there is always help.

"We have a 24/7 crisis line that people can call, and we can walk you through a safety plan. Certainly talking with trusted friends and family about safety plans is also something you can do," said SherryLynn Boyles, the executive director of TESSA.

If you have information or were a witness to what happened, contact Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-7867.