Domestic violence

Judge finds probable cause in first-degree murder case

A District Court judge on Friday found probable cause to support a first-degree murder charge against a Durango man suspected of strangling his wife earlier this year in the Lightner Creek Mobile...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado officials disciplined for handling of allegations

BOULDER – Three University of Colorado officials, including its chancellor and football coach, have been disciplined for their handling of domestic violence allegations against a former assistant...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Murder charge filed against Durango man suspected of killing wife

A Durango man suspected of killing his wife was charged Friday with first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez, 35, faces life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of the charge. He is...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative Horizons to hold volunteer training March 22-23

Alternative Horizons , a nonprofit service agency that provides support to survivors of domestic violence in La Plata and San Juan counties, is currently seeking volunteers to staff their 24-hour...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend goes missing

Police are searching for an Ignacio man suspected of skipping town on $6,000 bail after allegedly running over his girlfriend with a car. Case Fields, 31, has been missing for nearly three months...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman pleads guilty to murder

A Towaoc woman charged with murder has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jaycene Littledeer Colorow, 18, was arrested in the early hours of Feb. 8...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Advocacy groups hear from police about domestic violence

Victims’ advocates and law enforcement came together Thursday to discuss domestic violence and how it is being addressed in La Plata County. Police and prosecutors explained how they deal with...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend is charged

An Ignacio man accused of running over his girlfriend with a car last month in Bayfield was charged Monday in La Plata County District Court. Case Fields, 31, was charged with second-degree...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set for man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man suspected of running over his girlfriend as an act of domestic violence had his bail set at $6,000 Tuesday in La Plata County Court. Deputy District Attorney Rich Schmittel asked for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of running over girlfriend

A Bayfield woman who was run over Friday by her boyfriend – the same man who nearly strangled her six years ago – said she’s going to be stronger this time. “He’ll wind up killing me, and I just...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado children killed, injured in accidental shootings

A child was involved in an accidental shooting in Colorado eight times during a 2½ year span, an Associated Press review found. The AP and the USA TODAY Network analyzed the circumstances of every...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

By RYAN J. FOLEY, LARRY FENN and NICK PENZENSTADLER Associated Press and USA TODAY Network Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World