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Colorado Springs woman released on parole back in jail after ‘jabbing’ boyfriend in the stomach


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -  Detra Farries, the Colorado Springs woman convicted of dragging a tow truck driver to death in 2011, is now back in jail.

Farries was released back into the community in 2021 on parole after serving ten years of her 20-year sentence.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), Farries was arrested for third-degree assault in early Nov.

Documents from CSPD say that an officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Nov. 5. The reporting party, identified as Damion Widly, told officials that his girlfriend, identified as Farries, punched him, spit on him and that there was video.

Documents show that Widly told the officer that Farries accused him of looking at "other girls" on his phone. Farries demanded to see his phone and when he refused, the two got into an argument. Widly then says that Farries spit in his face and hit him multiple times.

Documents then say that Farries picked up a broom and "jabbed [Widly] in the stomach with the broomstick multiple times." Farries then left the house.

The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) said Farries is being held in the El Paso County Jail on a parole hold for the incident.

A parole hold is not a criminal charge, but it will likely require Farries to go before the parole board for revocation hearings.

Typically at revocation hearings, the parole board decides whether a person must go back to prison.

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