Tag Archives: Child Abuse

Kristen Johnson Formally Charged in Murder Case

District Attorney 14thThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Kristen Johnson, who is accused of helping her husband kill a Steamboat man. The charges were filed yesterday, in connection with the death of Edward Zimmerman. They include 1st degree murder, 2nd degree burglary, child abuse, Continue reading

Lucas Johnson Formally Charged in Zimmerman Murder

routt-county-sherrifThe suspect in the death of a Routt County man has been formally charged with murder. Yesterday Lucas Johnson was charged with seven felonies in connection with the death of Edward Zimmerman. Charges include first-degree murder, second-degree burglary and theft. His next hearing is scheduled for March 23rd. Continue reading

Democrats Refuse Parental Control Bill

co-state-capitol-300Democrats yesterday killed a Republican bill giving parents broad authority over their children’s school curriculum and medical treatment. The measure would have allowed parents to exempt their children from “any Continue reading

Steamboat Couple Arrested on Murder Charges

routt-county-sherrifTwo people have reportedly been arrested and charged with first degree murder, in connection with the disappearance of Steamboat resident Edward Zimmerman. Lucas and Kristin Johnson, husband and wife, were charged yesterday. Lucas was already in custody, having been pulled over Tuesday, in a stolen car filled with marijuana. Continue reading

Republicans Propose Parents Bill of Rights

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Republicans say parents need more control over their children’s school curriculum and medical treatment, and they’ve advanced what they call a “Parents’ Bill of Rights” with their newfound majority in the Senate. The Senate Continue reading

State Launches New Child Abuse Hotline

prevent-child-abuse-300Colorado has launched a statewide hotline to facilitate reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. The hotline operates in Lamar with 12 staff and launched Thursday. State officials say the Lamar center is a hub for Colorado’s first child-abuse hotline of its kind. It’s part of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Child Continue reading

Guilty! Steamboat Woman Sentenced to 22 Years

meghan.mckeon.mug.shot.205x205.jpgMeghan McKeon today entered a guilty plea to Child Abuse Resulting in Death in Routt County District Court, pursuant to a plea agreement. District Judge Shelley Hill sentenced McKeon to 22 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, which was the sentence agreed to by the parties. The Steamboat Springs Police Continue reading

Lucas Ackerman Sentenced To One Year Of Jail For DUI

court-300Today, the Grand County District Court sentenced Lucas Ackerman to one year in the county jail following his plea of guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol the collision a year ago that killed one and injured four.  The Court also sentenced Mr. Ackerman to serve two years of probation, to complete 120 hours of community service, to alcohol treatment, Continue reading

Felony Charges Against Ackerman Dismissed

District Attorney 14thYesterday, 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey announced that he will move to dismiss all felony counts against Lucas Ackerman in relation to last year’s traffic collision which left one dead and three others seriously injured.  Barkey announced that he was prepared to Continue reading

Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Domestic Violence

moffat-county-sheriff-300A Moffat County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on charges of domestic violence.  According to Sheriff Tim Jantz, Deputy David Domeny is the contract Deputy assigned to Dinosaur.  He was arrested yesterday for an incident that occurred in his home on Continue reading