FORT COLLINS — A 48-year-old Greeley man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 53-year-old Greeley musician.
Kevin Dean Eastman was arrested Sunday, on charges of 1st Degree Murder (a class1 felony), Tampering with a Deceased Human Body (class 3 felony) and an outstanding warrant from the Denver Police Department, which according to the booking report is for 3rd-degree assault.
No bond has been set, and no booking photo is being released at this time. He is scheduled to appear in Larimer County Court for an Arraignment at 8:30 a.m. on March 2.
Stanley Scott Sessions was found dead near Old Flowers and Pingree Park roads in Bellvue, northwest of Fort Collins on Feb. 10 after his family reported him missing. Sessions had not been seen since Feb. 8th when he told others he was going to Fort Collins to see a friend.
According to a news release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Justin Atwood at (970) 498-5143.
Sessions was a beloved musician, playing trumpet for popular Northern Colorado Blues band the Movers & Shakers as well as with George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band, another popular Northern Colorado entertainment group.
Sessions was reported missing Feb. 11 after he failed to show up for a gig he was scheduled to perform with Gray on Feb. 10.
Upon hearing the news of an arrest, Gray said he was relieved Sessions family will finally get the answers they deserve and hopefully won’t have to live out a long investigation.
“This is a huge relief,” Gray said “Primarily for Scott’s family. I will stand by innocent until proven guilty. I just want folks to let the legal system work.”
Gray said simply that the police have a suspect and that an arrest has been made helps him believe there will be swift justice for his friend, and he can move forward and grieve.
“I still have not been able to really grieve,” Gray said. “I am just so numb.”
A memorial and celebration of Sessions’ life will be held from 4-8 p.m. on March 28 at Journey Christian Church, 4754 W 31st St, Greeley.