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08/20/2013 - Otero County Homicide Arrest

A 42-year-old Cañon City man was arrested on suspicion of murder based on his alleged involvement in a 2012 homicide which occurred in Otero County, Colorado.

A warrant was issued for Anthony S. Wright (DOB: 1/25/1971) of Cañon City for first degree murder, murder in the second degree, and conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree.

Wright was arrested without incident in Cañon City just before 10:00 a.m. on August 15, 2013.

Agencies participating in the arrest included the CBI, Cañon City and Florence police departments and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

Wright’s bond is set at $1 million. Wright is currently being transported to the Otero County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest is in connection to the murder of Byron Griffy in Fowler, Colorado on October 12, 2012. Otero County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home near the intersection of County Rd. 4.5 and US Highway 50, which is approximately 30 miles east of Pueblo. Griffy (DOB: 10/13/1935) was discovered shot inside his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a joint investigation with the CBI, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the 16th District Attorney’s Office.
Mug shot of suspect Anthony Wright