Justice and rights

Durango gas station robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A New Mexico man accused of stealing money bags from a Durango gas station in July pleaded not guilty Friday to felony robbery and misdemeanor theft. Adrian Chavez, 39, who is free on $10,000 bail...

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

Durango man to face judgment for 2018 assault

A Durango man who admitted to assaulting someone last year is now competent to face legal proceedings after spending months in a state mental health facility, court documents show. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roofer who scammed dozens sentenced to prison

A fraudulent roofer who scammed more than a dozen La Plata County residents out of thousands of dollars each was sentenced Thursday in Grand Junction to eight years in prison after being found...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man charged after chase, crash into sheriff’s vehicle

An Aztec man who allegedly led police on a miles-long high-speed chase and crashed into a sheriff’s deputy earlier this month has been charged with two felonies. Law enforcement say Wade Anderson,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man pleads guilty to shooting, killing neighbor’s dog

A Bayfield man pleaded guilty this week to shooting a Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun, inflicting a wound that killed the animal earlier this year, court documents show. Wesley Zufelt,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man accused of attempted murder posts $100,000 bail

A Durango native accused of shooting a man on Main Avenue has posted bail, set at $100,000, and appeared unshackled Friday in the La Plata County Courthouse. Anthony Pappas, 22, wore a navy blazer,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who murdered wife is sentenced to life in prison

A Durango man who strangled his wife was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility for parole after being convicted of first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez appeared Tuesday...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango murder convict found competent to face sentencing

A Durango man who said he saw images of himself, his dead wife and demons in the concrete of his jail cell will be sentenced next week for first-degree murder, despite his public defenders’...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine trial date called into question after defense attorney’s arrest

Mark Redwine’s trial may be delayed or moved in coming weeks after the arrest of one of his public defenders on suspicion of assault and domestic violence. Public defender Justin Bogan said...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Humane Society Thrift Store

A man who police say broke into the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store and stole a safe faces two to six years in prison after pleading guilty this week to felony burglary. Calob Harris, a...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 17, 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

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