Mother of Donthe Lucas, charged in Kelsie Schelling case, arrested for robbery in Pueblo

Posted at 11:30 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-02 01:37:45-05

PUEBLO, Colo. – The mother of Donthe Lucas, who on Friday was charged with first-degree murder in Kelsie Schelling’s disappearance, was arrested for robbery in Pueblo hours after police said her son was now involved in a homicide investigation.

Sara Lucas, 49, was arrested at around 8 p.m. for allegedly robbing and assaulting a man in front of the Lucas family Pueblo home the evening of Sept. 1. Both 19-year-old Dushon Lucas and 25-year-old Donthe Lucas were arrested in November for the same robbery, according to the Pueblo Police Department.

Detectives investigating the robbery interviewed Lucas after his arrest at DIA. According to an arrest warrant, Lucas denied he stole money from the victim but said he “may have went too far” when he claimed he was fighting back against racial slurs he says the victim hurled at him and his family.

According to the warrant, the home where the alleged robbery occurred is “widely known” by Pueblo Police after numerous contacts with the suspect and his family. The home, located in the 1100 block of Mesa Avenue, used to belong Lucas’ grandmother and has been the scene of multiple searches in connection with Schelling’s disappearance.

Sara Lucas has been booked into the Pueblo County Detention Center on a no bond warrant.

Donthe Lucas, who on Friday was charged with first-degree murder in Schelling’s disappearance, is being held without bond for the murder charge.

Schelling disappeared when she was 21 years old in February 2013. She was pregnant with Lucas’ child at the time.

The only trace left behind was her abandoned car, found four days later at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Her body has never been found.

It is unclear if Sara Lucas has been assigned a defense attorney.