CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A known stalker was convicted Thursday of trying to murder his ex-fiancé on an Interstate 25 off-ramp, and then attempting to flee to Mexico.
Christopher Lyle Fields, 29, was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder, violating bail conditions, stalking and harassment.
On Jan. 9, 2013, Fields sprung a trap on Anastaysia Glinisty, an Arapahoe County jury heard. About 8 a.m. on the day of the incident, Fields stepped directly in front of the victim’s car on the I-25 off-ramp at County Line Road. When she stopped, he fired one round from a 9mm handgun into the windshield.
The bullet fragmented and the victim sustained wounds near her left collarbone, a few inches from her main arteries. The victim was able to drive to a nearby parking lot to get help. She suffered serious injuries but survived.
Fields was already named in a restraining order for stalking Glinisty, and was wearing a court-mandated ankle monitor as part of that that case.
After the shooting, he cut the bracelet off and fled on a motorcycle with $36,500 in cash, a map with directions to Baja, and an English-to-Spanish dictionary.
He was later captured by New Mexico State Police near Raton, NM.
Previously, Fields had been arrested on Sept. 27, 2011 in Douglas County for felony intimidation, stalking and harassment. Shortly following that arrest, two women — ages 22 and 51 — filed restraining orders against him. A judge granted orders of protection for the two on Nov. 11, 2011.
On June 15, 2012, Fields was arrested again for felony contempt of court, a charge that was related to the aforementioned stalking case.