Crime

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared a Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 schools on heightened alert after police search for wanted man

A man with a warrant for his arrest fled from police Tuesday morning in northeast Durango, prompting police to place two schools on lockout. Police called off the search for Christopher Davis, 45,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for bank robbery

A Durango man was sentenced Thursday to 154 months (almost 13 years) in federal prison for a bank robbery in New Mexico, according to federal officials. Paul Fichera, 29, pleaded guilty earlier...

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

Behind the scenes, a flurry of paperwork in Mark Redwine homicide case

More than 400 motions, exhibits, rulings, proposed orders and judicial orders have been filed in the criminal case against Mark Redwine, a Vallecito father accused of killing his 13-year-old son,...

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

Towaoc man gets 12 years in sexual assault of wife

A Towaoc man with a history of domestic violence has been convicted of assault and sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. On Oct. 9, U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four indicted on federal charges after Montezuma pot raids

Four suspects have been indicted on felony charges more than a month after a multi-agency raid of a large marijuana operation in Montezuma County. Jimmy Dang, Lisa Yang, Qi Lin Wu and Sang Teng...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Making a Murderer’ is back for Season 2 – here’s what you need to know

“The truth always comes out sooner or later.” Those are the final words we hear from Steven Avery in the first season of “Making a Murderer,” the gripping Netflix docuseries that examined the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing Durango resident

A 21-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a Durango man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. A 12-person jury convicted Michael Jones in...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former director at domestic violence nonprofit faces felony charges in Cortez

The former executive director of Renew Inc., a Cortez nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence, has been charged with theft of agency resources after an investigation by the Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fraud Squad’ leader gets 2 years in prison for – fraud

A man was sentenced this week to two years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering for collecting nearly $100,000 in stolen credit card money while serving time at the La...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man linked to Pagosa hot springs gets 18 months for tax evasion

A former Pagosa Springs man who committed tax evasion, which included income from the Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison and one year of probation....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Damron pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Paul Damron, who is charged with first-degree murder of his mother last summer in Cortez, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday. The plea sets in motion a mandatory mental...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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