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One suspect in Cortez drug ring arrests pleads guilty

On Tuesday, Zekiel Biard became the first of five arrestees to enter a plea after a multi-agency investigation into a suspected Cortez drug trafficking ring. Biard, who has been out of jail on bond...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple waives hearings in drug trafficking case

Two Cortez residents arrested in May on suspicion of drug trafficking have waived their preliminary hearings and are preparing to enter plea agreements. Lyndel and Sherri Clark have been...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of possessing explosives sentenced to prison

A La Plata County man who was convicted of attempted possession of an explosive device was sentenced Friday to six months in prison. Nickie Carrillo, 54, will begin serving his sentence July 16....

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors hint at motive in Mark Redwine homicide case

Prosecutors believe they have a motive in the murder case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in November 2012. According to court documents, the prosecution...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmaker sentenced to 12 months probation

A New Mexico filmmaker who pleaded guilty to obstruction of telephone service, a misdemeanor, will serve 12 months of probation on a deferred judgment, meaning the case will be wiped from his...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeal denied for Dolores man who pleaded guilty in murder

An appeal by Luther A. Hampson, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for the murder of Jonathan Hayes in 2012 near Dolores, has been denied. After sentencing in 2013, Hampson filed a motion...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver who killed two pedestrians has all charges dropped

A 77-year-old part-time Durango resident who veered off north Main Avenue last year, killing a Fort Lewis College student and Italian tourist, had all charges against him dropped on Monday. Bobby...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine pleads not guilty

Mark Redwine, the La Plata County man suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, pleaded not guilty Friday in 6th Judicial District Court. A four-week jury trial is set to begin Nov....

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmaker Kody Dayish pleads guilty to obstruction of telephone service

A New Mexico filmmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of telephone service, a Class 1 misdemeanor, and could face six to 18 months in jail. Kody Dayish, a 30-year-old from Shiprock, New...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Competency hearing scheduled for Cortez murder suspect

In a hearing Friday, the defense attorney for Cortez murder suspect Jeremiah Damron announced plans to challenge the findings of two mental health evaluations declaring Damron competent to proceed....

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man arrested on suspicion of child sex assault

A Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting a child was advised of possible charges and penalties Friday in District Court in La Plata County. Rodney Keller, 52, is being held in La Plata...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in fatal crash in 2016 sentenced to three years probation

An Ignacio man charged with careless driving causing death was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne said she was...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News