Lucas Piper sentenced for trying to kill people he met at String Cheese Incident concert

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Lucas Piper. More photos below.
We don't usually think of String Cheese Incident fans as homicidal. But last August, Lucas Piper was accused of being an exception to this rule, for allegedly trying to burn down a house full of people he met at an SCI show at Red Rocks.

Now, Piper has been sentenced to more than two decades in stir for the crime -- and Rachel Lewin, his companion at the scene, is due in court tomorrow regarding charges of attempted murder and arson.

According to Steve Davis of the Lakewood Police Department, who spoke to us for an August 2013 post, Piper, now 23, and Lewin, who was 21 at the time of the incident and is described by the First Judicial District DA's office as his girlfriend, attended the String Cheese Incident concert at Red Rocks on July 26 -- a gig that inspired a Westword slide show.

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Photo by Eric Gruneisen
The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks in July 2013, as seen in a Westword slide show.
Afterward, they were invited to the home of James Bartlett, who lives in a duplex on the 12300 block of West Viewpoint Drive -- not that they were pals. "Before that night, the home owner and Lewin and Piper were not acquainted with one another," Davis said. "They apparently met that night. Piper and Lewin were invited to the house and the concert by someone all of them knew who never showed up."

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The 12300 block of West Viewpoint Drive in Lakewood.
Piper and Lewin are said to have arrived at the address around 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, with others filtering in afterward. Davis noted that Piper was introduced to Bartlett and others there not by his given name, but as "Sky."

Another witness -- Conner Wood, described in the report as a friend of Bartlett's -- told investigators that Piper subsequently got into a conversation that turned sour. "They were talking about different kinds of drugs," Davis allows, "and Wood said Sky didn't take kindly to it; he called Sky a rude person."

After that, Wood and a friend left for a while -- and upon his return, Davis quoted him as saying, "Sky was upset about something."

He was also threatening, the report maintains. Referencing Bartlett, Davis says "Sky was angry and made a statement about burning down his house."

At that point, Piper and Lewin left -- "and about fifteen minutes later," Davis continued, "the fire started."

Continue for more about the sentencing of Lucas Piper, including additional photos.


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Samantha Hardin
Samantha Hardin

that was exactly what i was guna say; you beat me to it

Cassie Kizer
Cassie Kizer

Holy fuckin shit!!! He has definitely seen better days

Kindra Joy
Kindra Joy

holy shit! Shaina Ginesta look at this douche!

Cody Stickradt
Cody Stickradt

I used to hang out with this dude on a daily basis, he was always kind of a fuck but I didnt think hed go off the deep wnd and try to hurt people like this. Dont tweak folks.

Shawn Allbritten
Shawn Allbritten

The vacant gaze of madness. His mind was sucked dry by The String Cheese Incident.. They have left this anti-social misfit in place of the once vibrant human. And the neighbors always said he was so quiet....

Cindy Lou Hubert
Cindy Lou Hubert

Adam UM James, thought you may find this interesting lol... or not!

Cassie Herbert
Cassie Herbert

You know he didn't used to be that mentally insane. It's just what happens when you let drugs control you're life.

Cassie Herbert
Cassie Herbert

His name is sky walker on facebook. Not Luke Piper

Stephen Rodriguez
Stephen Rodriguez

I love that band and love every other fan of cheese! Except this guy,Fuck that guy!

Austin Cox
Austin Cox

If I remembered I could tell you

Jessica Gonzalez
Jessica Gonzalez

Hector Valles at least he didn't go Jeffery domher on you right??

Austin Cox
Austin Cox

Comment of the day goes to Kelsey Dunlap!!!

Kelsey Dunlap
Kelsey Dunlap

Probs the same dude who roofied you Austin Cox!

Branden Gonzales
Branden Gonzales

prolly used a different name for him for desgression as to not impose on the pending case against her.

Jayme Cramer
Jayme Cramer

Lacey McGlasson was that actually his name ? I feel like he is actually the Nicholas guy I found on the girls Facebook. .

Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan

Hard to find a competent hit man these days...

Lacey McGlasson
Lacey McGlasson

Jayme Cramer this was my friends house he set on fire. Dude was nuts. He thought he was possessed.

Joah Mershon
Joah Mershon

He should just kill that lip funk on his face

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