6th Judicial District

Court may have violated rights of man charged with felony sex assault

A Colorado Supreme Court judge said this week La Plata County’s district court might have violated the rights of a 39-year-old man who has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial starts for Durango man accused of assaulting deputy, making racist remarks

A Durango man’s trial starts this week after he was accused of attacking deputies and making racists comments to an African American deputy during an investigation of burglary in February at the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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