Tag Archives: felony

Inmates Busted for Drugs

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Three female inmates at the Sweetwater County Detention Center, all initially arrested and jailed for drug-related offenses, are currently facing additional drug charges after bringing meth into the jail. 26 year old Lindsey Graham, of Jamestown, is charged with taking controlled substances into jail, a felony, and Continue reading

House Bill would Set Mandatory Fines for Animal Fighting

co-state-capitol-300A Colorado bill to set mandatory fines for people convicted of animal fighting is headed to the governor’s desk. Animal fighting is not widespread in Colorado, with only two people in the state convicted of the crime during the past Continue reading

Legislature has Busy Week Ahead

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have a packed fourth week of the 2015 legislative session. Republicans have tried and failed to pass a law making repeat DUIs a felony. This year, the effort has the backing of Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper. A bill Continue reading

Gardner and Virden Plead Guilty To Theft

court-300Renae Virden and Kimberly Gardner were arraigned Monday in the District Court of Moffat County on charges of Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Theft. They are accused of stealing approximately $400,000 from Advocate Crises Support Services (“ACSS”), a nonprofit organization of Moffat County. Because of the relationship between the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and ACSS, the cases are being handled as a special prosecution by Deputy District Attorney Matthew Barrett of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

At the arraignment, Kimberly Gardner pled guilty to Theft – $20,000-$100,000, a class four felony. This offense carries with it a potential prison sentence of two to six years, along with fines, fees, and other sentencing alternatives. Also at the arraignment, Renae Virden pled guilty to Theft – $5,000-$20,000, a class five felony. This offense carries with it a potential prison sentence of one to three years, along with fines, fees, and other sentencing alternatives. Both Defendants will be required to pay restitution to the ACSS. They are set to be sentenced by the Court on January 9, 2015.

The Judge will make the final determination as to the appropriate sentence for each of the defendants. There were no sentence concessions made by the District Attorney. Both defendants are first time offenders.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Conducts Sex Offender Compliance Check

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County detectives carried out a sweep of registered sex offender compliance checks throughout the county last week. Sheriff Rich Haskell said detectives carried out nearly 100 registered offender compliance checks in Rock Springs, Green River, Farson-Eden, Wamsutter, Superior, 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

Jury Convicts Brothers of Sexually Assaulting Child

District Attorney 14thRoutt County jurors convicted John Brothers of 16 felony counts for the sexual assault of a child Friday.  Brothers is a former pastor and teacher.  Prosecutors say there were eight instances of attack between 2006 and 2008.  The jury’s verdict came after nine days of trial.  Brothers was Continue reading