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Hayden Man Sentenced to Eight Years In Prison

A Hayden man who pleaded guilty in March to second degree assault on a peace officer was sentenced Thursday. In December of 2016, 34-year-old Michael Coleman was charged following an incident in which he had been contacted by Hayden Police Officer Shawn Hockaday. During the course of this contact, Coleman resisted arrest and caused a serious gash to officer Hockaday’s wrist, using a Continue reading

Felony Charge For Killing Pets And Animals?

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives this week that would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a Continue reading

Georgie Hand Sentenced to 82 Years

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)Georgie Hand, the woman convicted of attempting to kill a wildlife officer and a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy was sentenced to 82 years in prison Monday. In April a jury found hand guilty on 8 felony counts, including 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping, 2 counts of menacing and 2 counts of disarming a peace officer. According to District Attorney Brett Barkey, the charges of kidnapping and robbery came with mandatory sentencing Continue reading

Miller Receives 5 Years In Prison

joel millerFormer Craig Doctor Joel Miller, who was convicted in November of over-prescribing opiates to his patients, was sentenced to prison Friday. Miller received a five year prison sentence along with three years of supervised probation.  The sentence resulted from charges that he prescribed drugs without a medical reason.  He had also been charged with causing the the death of one of his patients. 44-year-old Shelly Volkmar  of Craig who died in 2010 from Continue reading

Brigid Irish Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Brigid Irish - Grand CountyThe District Court for Grand County Friday sentenced Brigid Irish to six years in prison for her role in embezzling over $300,000 in county funds over a 10 year period. Ms. Irish was immediately remanded into custody to begin her sentence. The court also sentenced her to 32 years of probation, payment of $431,114.47 in restitution, 400 hours of Continue reading

“Make My Day” Law Amended

make my dayA prison cell may be considered a home to the individual living there but that doesn’t mean they can use deadly force to defend it. That’s according to a bill approved in the Colorado State House last week, the bill clarified Colorado’s so-called “Make My Day” law, which allows Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Busted for Meth Possession

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday evening. 55-year old Stephen Workman was stopped for a traffic infraction on Highway 191 north of Rock Springs, when a drug detection dog alerted to the presence of drugs. A subsequent search of Workman’s vehicle produced 20 grams of a crystalline Continue reading

Governor Signs Habitual DUI Bill

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300Habitual DUI offenders will soon face tougher penalties in Colorado. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday that would make a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000. The proposal has repeatedly failed in recent years because of concerns about increased Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Felony Penalties for Multiple DUIs

co-state-capitol-300A measure to add penalties for habitual drunken drivers is being looked at in the state Senate. The felony DUI bill has already passed the House and was mentioned by the governor in January as a priority for the year. Colorado is among five Continue reading

Antler Hunting Illegal in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Gathering shed antlers is both a popular and lucrative activity for many people – with antlers used for everything from chandeliers, to knife handles, to dog chews. Dinosaur National Monument staff are reminding antler hunters that Continue reading

Man Sentenced to Four Years on Drug Charges

District Attorney 14thA man was sentenced to 4 years in prison yesterday in a Moffat County drug case. 18-year old Nicholas Karm was sentenced to a stipulated four-year term in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Last month, he and 20-year old Luke Talbot appeared in Moffat County District Court, where both pleaded guilty to Continue reading

Second of Two Embezzlers Sentenced

ADVOCATESThe second of two women who pled guilty to embezzling funds from Advocates Crisis Support Services was sentenced in District Court this week. Renee Virden pled guilty to felony theft up to $20,000. She was sentenced to three years of community corrections. The case was handled by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Fellow Continue reading