law and 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: 4 days 15 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: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club man convicted of assault, racially taunting sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Thursday convicted a La Plata County man on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies led...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jeep, personal belongings stolen outside Burger Boy

An 18-year-old who was living in his Jeep in Cortez is seeking help after his vehicle and all his belongings were stolen last week. The vehicle’s owner, Ryker Lancaster-Milligan, said the Jeep...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Mancos homicide pleads not guilty

A two-week trial has been set for Debra Riddle, who faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of her common-law husband just west of Mancos. Riddle, 57, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute Detention Center to remain open

The Southern Ute Tribal Council on Monday reversed a decision to close the Southern Ute Detention Center and said it will instead seek new funding to keep the facility open in 2020, according to an...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing infant found safe in Durango; mother hospitalized with arrow in buttocks

An infant who went missing last week from Delta County was found safe in Durango a day after the child’s mother was admitted to emergency care with an arrow stuck in her buttocks, according to law...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who ran over cousin sentenced to prison

A 6th Judicial District Court judge sentenced a La Plata County woman to 10 years in prison Thursday after she admitted to running over her cousin with a truck, almost killing him. Katrina Baker,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assault case against former Redwine defense lawyer dismissed

A judge has dismissed a case against a Colorado public defense lawyer formerly assigned to the murder case against Mark Redwine after prosecutors said there is not enough evidence to proceed with...

DATE: Dec. 13, 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

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

La Plata County man charged with assault in connection with shooting

A La Plata County man suspected of shooting someone in a dispute about who owned a chain saw has been charged with felony assault. Sheriff’s deputies said Robert Simons, 45, fired two shots from a...

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

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