Crime

In twist, Utah ranchers take Fifth in cattle gate case against Durangoan

The key witnesses in San Juan County’s felony case against the husband of a prominent environmental activist may not testify after all. The reason: The ranchers themselves face a criminal...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two-week motions hearing underway in Mark Redwine murder case

Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, is appearing this week and next week in court for a two-week motions hearing to determine what will be allowed at trial...

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

Bayfield man gets prison time for chasing ATV driver

A Bayfield man who was described as a nuisance to neighbors in the Forest Lakes subdivision, including running at least one resident off the road with his vehicle, was sentenced Friday to three...

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

Caregiver gets jail time for stealing from at-risk adult

A La Plata County woman was sentenced Thursday to 27 days in jail and six years of probation after pleading guilty to theft from an at-risk adult. Elizabeth Graham did not speak in 6th Judicial...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed car chase ends in New Mexico

A high-speed car chase that started Friday in southern La Plata County ended in San Juan County, New Mexico, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. The incident started about 11:30 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trials reset for couple charged with animal cruelty

Two La Plata County residents charged with more than 30 counts of animal cruelty had their jury trials reset this week. Jeffery and Elizabeth Jackson were supposed to stand trial in November and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man attempts to rob Subway in Durango; remains on the loose

A man suspected of attempting to rob a Subway sandwich shop Wednesday evening on north Main Avenue – an incident that sparked an hourslong search in north Durango – remained on the loose Thursday. ...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man gets 24 years in connection with 2017 murder

A Texas man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault related to a drug deal turned fatal last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court denies appeal in sexual assault case

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied an appeal of a 2008 conviction of a man charged with felony murder...

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

Woman gets deferred sentence in animal cruelty case

A Cortez resident charged with animal cruelty has pleaded guilty and has been given a deferred sentence. Daisy Stenzel was charged with 18 counts of animal cruelty after her 18 horses were seized...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sentencing hearing postponed for man convicted of killing wife

A sentencing hearing for a Durango man convicted of first-degree murder for strangling his wife was postponed Thursday after defense lawyers raised questions about the defendant’s mental...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos man’s third attempt to overturn murder conviction fails

The Colorado Court of Appeals denied a third attempt to invalidate a murder conviction from a Mancos man who shot and killed his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. On March 4, 2005, Aric Jerome Miera...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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