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Update: Warrant issued on Susan Holmes

Update: Susan Holmes was arrested by Fort Collins Police Services at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday. 

A Fort Collins woman, who filed a red flag petition against a Colorado State University Police Department officer, has been issued an arrest warrant for lying on the petition. 


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Fort Collins resident Susan Holmes holds a sign while listening to speakers at the Martin Luther King march in Old Town Jan. 20. Holmes was recently added to the Larimer County most wanted list for lying on a red flag form she filed against a Colorado State University Police Officer. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Susan Holmes. She is the mother of Jeremy Holmes, who was fatally shot by CSUPD Officer Cpl. Philip Morris July 1, 2017. The warrant was issued Jan. 23, according to a Coloradoan article, and LCSO deputies attempted to serve the warrant at her last-known address the same day.

The shooting came after Morris responded to a call that Jeremy Holmes was armed with a knife and threatening to kill his brother. Morris approached Jeremy Holmes and asked him to put the knife down. Body camera footage of the incident shows Jeremy Holmes running at Morris as he attempted to reach for his taser, leading Morris to shoot Jeremy Holmes.

Since the incident, Susan Holmes filed multiple records requests for the body camera footage and ran for Fort Collins City Council in 2019. A full breakdown of the timeline of her requests can be found in a 2019 Collegian article.

Most recently, Holmes filed a red flag petition against Morris, which if approved would remove Morris’ guns from him. However, these petitions may only be filed by family, household members or law enforcement. In the form, Holmes reportedly indicated that she shared a child with Morris.

In an interview with The Denver Post, Holmes said she does not have a biological child with Morris but was going to argue a legal theory that would allow her to check the box anyway.

Holmes is wanted for first-degree perjury and attempt to influence a public servant. Her bond is set at $5,000. LCSO requests anyone with information on Holmes’ whereabouts to call 970-416–1985 or contact Crime Stoppers at 970-221–6868.

Serena Bettis can be reached at or on Twitter @serenaroseb

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Serena Bettis
Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief
Serena Bettis is your 2022-23 editor in chief and is in her final year studying journalism and political science. In her three years at The Collegian, Bettis has also been a news reporter, copy editor, news editor and content managing editor, and she occasionally takes photos, too. When Bettis was 5, her family moved from Iowa to a tiny town northwest of Fort Collins called Livermore, Colorado, before eventually moving to Fort Collins proper. When she was 8 years old, her dad enrolled at Colorado State University as a nontraditional student veteran, where he found his life's passion in photojournalism. Although Bettis' own passion for journalism did not stem directly from her dad, his time at CSU and with The Collegian gave her the motivation to bite down on her fear of talking to strangers and find The Collegian newsroom on the second day of classes in 2019. She's never looked back since. Considering that aforementioned fear, Bettis is constantly surprised to be where she is today. However, thanks to the supportive learning environment at The Collegian and inspiring peers, Bettis has not stopped chasing her teenage dream of being a professional journalist. Between working with her section editors, coordinating news stories between Rocky Mountain Student Media departments and coaching new reporters, Bettis gets to live that dream every day. When she's not in the newsroom or almost falling asleep in class, you can find Bettis working in the Durrell Marketplace and Café or outside gazing at the beauty that is our campus (and running inside when bees are nearby). This year, Bettis' goals for The Collegian include continuing its trajectory as a unique alt-weekly newspaper, documenting the institutional memory of the paper to benefit students in years to come and fostering a sense of community and growth both inside the newsroom and through The Collegian's published work. Bettis would like to encourage anyone with story ideas, suggestions, questions, concerns or comments to reach out to her at

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