Judiciary (system of justice)

Durango man to be resentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A Durango man serving 10 years in prison for sexual assault involving a shotgun is renegotiating his plea agreement based on new evidence and a legal technicality that deemed his previous sentence...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Retrial scheduled for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

Local prosecutors plan to retry a Bloomfield man on charges of careless driving resulting in injury and death after a mistrial earlier this month. A jury could not come to a unanimous decision in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

State seeks suggestions for future of DeNier property

The state of Colorado hasn’t figured out what to do with its more than 15,000-square-foot Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center and has asked for local guidance. The Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final defendant sentenced in large-scale animal abuse case

A La Plata County man accused of mistreating more than 100 animals has been barred by court order from owning another animal for three years. Law enforcement accused Jeffery Jackson of 115 counts...

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

Judge denies plea deal in crash that killed Greg Ryder

A La Plata County judge Tuesday rejected a plea agreement in a careless driving case that resulted in the death of Greg Ryder, a longtime, regular performer at the Diamond Belle Saloon and The...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s youth detention center may be shuttered for good

It’s unclear whether Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center, which has stood empty for more than a year, will ever reopen, state officials say. The facility shut its doors in August 2018 when the...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man admits to Ignacio murder

Cortez resident Robert Dean Rose admitted Friday to shooting and killing Mark Wayman in May at the victim’s Ignacio home, a crime punishable by decades in prison. The 50-year-old pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuesday marks seven years since disappearance of Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine disappeared seven years ago Tuesday in La Plata County, an event that prompted a yearslong investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of the boy’s father on suspicion of murder....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man resentenced in 2012 murder of Ignacio resident

A Farmington man who was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering an Ignacio man has been resentenced to 24 years behind bars after having his conviction overturned and...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case dismissed against Durango man

Prosecutors have dropped a case against a Durango man accused of participating in a gang rape-style sexual assault – the second suspect to have charges dropped. Assistant District Attorney Sean...

DATE: Oct. 1, 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

Inmate population swells at La Plata County Jail

La Plata County Jail deputies are exhausted. One deputy slumped in her chair this week at a control center in the middle of the jail’s main housing block, which offers a panoramic view of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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