Wagswoofs – Detra Farries, the woman from Colorado Springs who was found guilty of fatally dragging a tow truck driver in 2011, has been returned to jail.
In 2021, after completing half of her 20-year sentence, Farries was granted parole and reintegrated into the community.
Farries is currently being held in the El Paso County Jail on a parole hold, as stated by the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC). The arrest of Farries for third-degree assault took place in early November, as reported by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
The tragic passing of tow truck driver Allen Rose in 2011 left a lasting impact on numerous individuals. In light of recent developments, Rose’s daughter asserts that Farries’ premature release from her sentence was a grave mistake.
Farries received a 20-year prison sentence for committing manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and fleeing the scene of an accident.
Police reports indicate that Rose was in the process of preparing to tow Farries’ SUV when she suddenly started driving away. Tragically, Rose got ensnared in a cable that he had attached to her vehicle, resulting in him being dragged for over a mile. It was only when he finally managed to detach himself from the cable that the harrowing ordeal came to an end.
According to witnesses, there was a cacophony of car horns blaring and Rose desperately yelling for Farries to halt, but unfortunately, she disregarded their pleas. Farries’ defense team contended that she was unaware of Rose’s presence and couldn’t hear the honking due to her blaring music.
“I believe she deserved a life sentence, honestly. I’m gradually losing my memories of who my father was, even his voice is fading away. It’s a painful experience. I will never, ever have the opportunity to see my dad again,” expressed Rose’s daughter during a 2017 interview with KRDO13.
Farries may not face a criminal charge, but he will have to attend revocation hearings in front of the parole board due to the parole hold.
During revocation hearings, it is the responsibility of the parole board to determine whether an individual should be sent back to prison.
KRDO13 is actively seeking information regarding the reasons for Farries’ return to jail. We have submitted records requests to the Department of Corrections (DOC) and will promptly share any new updates as soon as they become available.