Courts

Trial postponed for two Durango environmentalists

The trial for two Durango environmentalists that was set to begin Wednesday has been postponed while a Utah state appeals court decides whether to review two petitions that challenge key rulings in...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two men charged in connection with escape from youth detention center

Two men involved in an escape from a juvenile detention center last month in Durango were charged Thursday in District Court. Antonio Kolessar, 21, was charged with five counts of aiding escape, a...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman pleads not guilty to 100-plus counts of animal cruelty

A La Plata County woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 114 counts of animal cruelty that were filed after a massive seizure of animals on her property in November. Elizabeth Miera, who also goes by...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One of three sexual assault suspects pleads guilty

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted sexual assault. A second man...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads ‘not guilty’ in animal cruelty case

A La Plata County man charged with 115 counts of animal cruelty in connection with a massive animal seizure in November pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jeffery Jackson, 48, is scheduled for a jury...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez murder suspect to receive second competency evaluation

A competency hearing for a Cortez man accused of killing his mother last July has been delayed again pending a second mental health evaluation. Jeremiah Damron’s trial has been delayed several...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine arraignment set for June 29

Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his son, made a brief court appearance Friday morning for a status conference. He is suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, in...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial postponed for Durango man accused of killing wife

A trial for a Durango man charged with killing his wife last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park has been reset for August. Silvino Martinez-Perez had been scheduled for trial Monday. The...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to community corrections in robbery, police pursuit

A La Plata County man was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections after leading police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson was charged with aggravated...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man sentenced to prison for robbing Durango marijuana dispensary

An Arizona man who robbed a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle in April was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Alexander Johnson pleaded guilty to the armed robbery at The...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in shooting at Durango motel gets prison reduction

A former Fort Lewis College football player involved in a fatal shooting in March 2015 at the Iron Horse Inn had his prison sentenced reduced by one year Friday in District Court. Aaron Williams,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced to prison for violating probation

A Durango man with a history of violating his probation was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. Matthew Bennett Smith, 43, broke into an occupied home in June 2013 at 1020½ Main Ave. – an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News