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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 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | 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 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

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

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

Professor suspected of City Market arson banned from store, campus

A Fort Lewis College assistant professor suspected of arson will not be allowed to return to the scene of the alleged crime at south City Market nor his place of employment at Fort Lewis College...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango robbery suspect cleared of wrongdoing

A Durango man arrested in March was released from La Plata County Jail in late August after prosecutors sought to dismiss his case “based on problems associated with the investigation,” court...

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

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond lowered in Mancos murder case

Bail has been lowered for a woman accused of a homicide in Montezuma County this month, after her attorney argued that the initial amount was “unconstitutional.” Debra Gaylyn Riddle, 56, was...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man gets prison after charges pile up

A Dolores man who was apprehended in Utah on Montezuma County felony warrants for weapons and menacing charges after a two-hour standoff in Durango was given six months in prison Monday. Montezuma...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s defense team receives assistance with cadaver dog evidence

New York City lawyers appeared Thursday in a Durango courtroom to assist Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, almost seven years ago. M. Chris Fabricant, director of...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third judge tapped to oversee retrial in 2012 murder case

State judicial officials appointed a retired District Court judge from Denver to oversee a La Plata County murder trial – a case that went to trial in 2014 but was reversed late last year after an...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury finds Durango man not guilty of assaulting officer

A jury found a Durango man not guilty this week of assaulting an officer in a case that was initially dismissed because officers “lacked reasonable suspicion” to arrest him, according to court...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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