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Sexual assault charges against filmmaker Kody Dayish dropped

A felony sexual assault charge against a New Mexico filmmaker was dismissed Friday in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, was arrested last month for an incident that occurred...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine arraignment set for June 29

Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his son, made a brief court appearance Friday morning for a status conference. He is suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, in...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inmate who smuggled heroin into jail sentenced to probation

A 33-year-old Durango man was sentenced Friday to two years probation for smuggling heroin into the La Plata County Jail in November. Aaron Claycomb pleaded guilty to introducing contraband drugs,...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of killing wife scheduled for trial

A Durango man suspected of strangling his wife last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park is scheduled to face trial in two weeks. Silvino Martinez-Perez is charged with first-degree murder...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to community corrections in robbery, police pursuit

A La Plata County man was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections after leading police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson was charged with aggravated...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man sentenced to prison for robbing Durango marijuana dispensary

An Arizona man who robbed a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle in April was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Alexander Johnson pleaded guilty to the armed robbery at The...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County takes legal action against state judicial branch

Archuleta County commissioners have filed a petition with the Colorado Supreme Court seeking a mandate that would require all court proceedings to return to the Archuleta County Courthouse. The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango man sentenced for car crash that killed teenager

Family and friends on both sides of the courtroom gallery suppressed sobs Friday as District Judge Todd Norvell sentenced 22-year-old Benjamin Keil to the maximum sentence of six years in prison...

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

Durango woman who hit bicyclist sentenced to two years of probation

A 22-year-old Durango woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation for careless driving causing bodily injury, a Class 1 misdemeanor, after hitting a bicyclist on north Main Avenue in...

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

Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleads not guilty

A Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleaded not guilty Friday in 6th Judicial District Court. Sean Christopher Giovanni is suspected of using a razor blade, possibly a box...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in shooting at Durango motel gets prison reduction

A former Fort Lewis College football player involved in a fatal shooting in March 2015 at the Iron Horse Inn had his prison sentenced reduced by one year Friday in District Court. Aaron Williams,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced to prison for violating probation

A Durango man with a history of violating his probation was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. Matthew Bennett Smith, 43, broke into an occupied home in June 2013 at 1020½ Main Ave. – an...

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