Fountain sex offender arrested for murder
Last updated 8/17/2022 at 10:45am
A registered sex offender living in and around Fountain has been arrested for the murder of a woman.
On August 15, Fountain Police Department officers were dispatched to the 9000 block of Squirrel Creek Road for a reported overdose. Officers arrived on scene and found a deceased adult female.
Officers learned the address was within the jurisdiction of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and requested the El Paso County Sheriff's Office detectives to arrive on scene.
"Detectives conducted an investigation with the assistance of the Colorado Springs Metro Crime Lab," an EPSO news release said. "The death was determined to be suspicious."
The El Paso County Coroner has identified the victim as 43-year-old Lisa Weidlich.
"Our sympathies to the family and friends of Lisa Weidlich," the EPSO release stated.
The suspect has been identified as 62-year-old Dennis Hase. He has been arrested and booked into the El Paso County Jail on the charge of first degree murder.
Hase was last in the news last December when he was arrested on charges of Sexual Assault, Assault in the Third Degree, and Soliciting for Prostitution.
At that time, police responded to the 9500 block of Squirrel Creek Road following up on reports of a harassment that had occurred at a different location in Fountain. Upon arrival, officers observed an adult female who had swelling and bruising to her face. After further investigation, officers determined the female had been sexually and physically assaulted. Hase was identified as the suspect.
Law enforcement personnel have described Hase as a sexually violent predator. He has been registered with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and has had several known addresses in Fountain and the surrounding area.
Some of his previous criminal history reveals that he was convicted of Attempted Sexual Assault – Overcome Victim's Will – a Felony, in 2016. Hase has also been convicted of Sexual Assault on a Child in 1989, DWAI in 1987, Criminal Mischief in 1990, DWAI (two cases) in 2003, Assault in 2005, Attempted Burglary in 2006, Domestic Violence / Assault in 2015 and a Class B Traffic Infraction in 2015.
His recent residences have included East Missouri Avenue, Jordan Road, and North Race Street.