6th Judicial District

District attorney targets hate crimes in Southwest Colorado

Editor’s note : This story contains offensive language. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer Hate crimes are down nationwide but went up 16% in Colorado from 2017 to 2018 – and La Plata County is...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors will retry Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault

Prosecutors will retry a Pagosa Springs man who is accused of sexually assaulting a child last year in Bayfield after jurors last week could not come to a unanimous decision about guilt or...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared in child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared Thursday in the trial of a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last week. ...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury heads to deliberation in child sex assault case

Closing arguments were made Wednesday in the trial for a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stands trial for alleged sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

A Pagosa Springs man’s trial began this week after he was arrested in June 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Bayfield. According to authorities, Rodney Keller, 53, was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with animal cruelty pleads guilty

A La Plata County man who was originally charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty has signed a plea agreement that calls for three years’ probation. Animal Protection accused Jeffery...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine defense lawyer arrested in connection with assault

A Colorado public defense lawyer assigned to the murder case against Mark Redwine was arrested Sunday on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and domestic violence. John Moran, 42, of Durango, appeared...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango homeless man faces life in prison for sexually assaulting child

A 31-year-old man who was living homeless in Durango may spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced Wednesday for sexually assaulting a child. Johnathan Michael Wright was found...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield babysitter accused of child abuse found not guilty

A Bayfield baby sitter accused of abusing an infant child was found not guilty on all charges Monday. After a 2½-day trial, a jury of six people acquitted Bridget Craig on two counts of child...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free legal advice available Thursday

The 6th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee will host an event for residents to obtain free legal advice from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. ...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who drunkenly ran over two pedestrians given amended sentence

A Durango man sentenced to two years in community corrections and 10 years of probation for running over two pedestrians while driving drunk was given a reduced sentence Thursday, but with a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does La Plata County’s barking dog ordinance have teeth?

La Plata County officials will find out if the county’s newly instituted barking dog ordinance has any teeth when a neighbor dispute over noisy pets heads to trial early next year. The new law,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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