Murder suspect threatened others with knife
Mike Peters, (Bio)
March 1, 2007
Days before he was arrested for the stabbing murder of a 17-year-old boy, Weld County court records show Brodie Clayton threatened two women with a 12-inch butcher knife and said, "I am the Grim Reaper and I am doing my work."
Also, Clayton's tattoos indicate he was an avid fan of the band, Insane Clown Posse, a band that is quickly being identified with gang violence among police circles on both coasts.
In court affidavits released this week, police said Clayton, 18, threatened two women in Lochbuie with the knife last week. Early Saturday morning in Frederick, police believe he stabbed and killed Kyle McCune, 17, the son of a Dacono city councilman.
Police say McCune was stabbed in the chest with a large knife about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead an hour later at a hospital.
Court records indicate the suspect, Clayton, he had "ICP" tattooed on his left hand and "Hatchet Man" tattooed on his right arm. The "Hatchet Man" symbol is the logo for Insane Clown Posse's record label, Psychopathic Records. Many Insane Clown Posse fans have adopted the "Hatchet Man" symbol with tattoos.
Clayton is in the Weld County Jail on two bonds: $500,000 for a charge of second-degree murder, and $250,000 for the assault charges earlier in the week.Lochbuie police took the report from two women who said Clayton was apparently angry at one of them because she left Clayton's home where he lived with his mother in Lochbuie.
The girlfriend told police Clayton told her, "How about a bullet in the head? How about that?"
He also sat on one woman's car and told her he would puncture a tire with the knife every time she "broke a deal" with him. When the woman walked away, Clayton stabbed one tire with the knife, the report stated.
Earlier in the week, the woman said they'd accused Clayton of using illegal drugs and he became angry. The report stated he hit one of the women and cut the other on the neck with the 12-inch knife. Clayton allegedly told the woman, "I hit an artery, and you are going to bleed to death; the job is not done. I am the Grim Reaper, and I am doing my work."Police have not said whether the knife used to threaten the women was the same knife they believe was used to kill Kyle.
Lochbuie police did not learn of the assaults on the women until Feb. 23, when the women called the station. Officers were unable to locate Clayton at that time, but just 12 hours after the women reported the incident, Kyle was stabbed in a house in Frederick.
Clayton was arrested by Frederick police, who found him hiding in the back yard of the house. Because he allegedly held the women against their will during the confrontation, Lochbuie police arrested Clayton on charges of false imprisonment, assault, criminal mischief, felony menacing and attempted murder.
Clayton's criminal record dates back to menacing and assaults incident from the time he was 14 years old.
Memorial serviceKyle McCune's memorial service is set for 3:30 p.m. today in the Dacono Lion's Club building
Man to serve at least 20 years in prison for rape
JACLYN O'MALLEY RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL Posted: 3/3/2007
A 21-year-old man who identifies himself as an Insane Clown Posse "juggalo" must serve at least 20 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl he met at a Sparks skate boarding park, a judge ruled Friday.
Judge Connie Steinheimer of Washoe District Court sentenced Bryson Tyler Lokken to two life sentences for two counts of sexual assault of a child and lewdness with a child.
Jurors in January found Lokken guilty of the charges that stemmed from the May 2 attack in his bedroom in Sparks. Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Druckman said the injuries the girl received related to the rape were the worst she has seen in quite some time.
"Bryson Lokken raped me and took something from me I will never get back, something that was just mine," the now 14-year-old girl said during Friday's sentencing hearing. "I took pride in my virginity.
"...I have felt as if I lost the whole last year of my life," she said. "I can't say what punishment he deserves, but my feeling more than anything is he needs therapy.
"I will never be able to forget it," the girl said. "I pray he gets the help he needs and does not do it to anyone again."
Druckman said the girl had been with some friends at a Sparks skate park when Lokken asked the girl if she wanted to come over to his home and watch a movie.
Once in his bedroom, Lokken raped her. He then followed her home and threatened to harm her if she told anyone what happened. A few days later, she told her parents, who called police.
Druckman said that during a Hot August Nights event, the girl said one of Lokken's friends battered her for "putting my homie in jail for a rape he didn't do." Evidence presented in court also showed that soon after the girl's sexual assault, a relative of the girl became involved in a fist fight with Lokken.
"...Not only was I dealing with the rape but mountains of threats and windows in my home broken," the girl said. "There were rumors from his friends that I wanted it, and I was a liar. Most disappointing of all was losing many friends and my freedom. I wasn't able to go out or attend school because I feared for my safety."
Lokken, who had been working occasional landscaping and janitorial jobs when he was arrested, told authorities he identified himself as a "juggalo" which is a male fan of the rap group Insane Clown Posse.
At the time of the girl's rape, Lokken was on probation for a gross misdemeanor of attempted grand larceny.