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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Markian Charles Sorrels, 48, of Colorado Springs July 17 on a warrant charging fugitive of justice. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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Herbert Scott, 21, appeared via telephone in 11th Judicial District Court Wednesday for a status conference and a first appearance on new charges against him.

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A first appearance and status conference for Donald Garcia in 12th Judicial District court in Saguache County was continued until Sept. 14, to allow time for the defense to review evidence in the case.

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A first appearance and status conference for Donald Garcia in 12th Judicial District court in Saguache County was continued until Sept. 14, to allow time for the defense to review evidence in the case.

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A preliminary hearing in the case against Thomas Labosky, who is charged with attempted murder and several lesser charges related to a June 3 incident in Buena Vista, was postponed from Monday to Thursday.

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A Cotopaxi woman who had been in custody and who had proclaimed that law enforcement authorities had no authority over her because she is “sovereign” has changed her stance.

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ben Michael Senter, 22, of Colorado Spings July 3 on charges of  second-degree burglary and resisting arrest. He was held in lieu of $2,500 bail.

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Salida police officers arrested Clint John Copenhaver, 31, of Gillette, Wyoming, June 30 on charges of harassment with insults, taunts or challenges and harassment with strikes, shoves and kicks. He was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Eugene Bready, 33, of Colorado Springs June 27 on charges of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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Salida police officers arrested Briana Nikole Martin, 26, Salida, May 26 on charges of identity theft – use of a financial device and flight to avoid prosecution – fugitive of justice. She was held in lieu of $1,500 bail.

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Derek Allen Baum, 49, of Breckenridge, June 19 on charges of third-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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Salida police officers arrested Bradley Michael Ophaug, 59, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, June 1 on charges of failure to drive in a single lane – weaving and driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jimmie Ben Nez, 44, of Denver, June 13 on charges of driving a vehicle while license under revocation and vehicle registration expired more than 60 days. He was released on a summons.

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Donald Garcia, 45, of Saguache, appeared in 12th Judicial District court Tuesday on a first degree murder charge in the Dec. 6 death of Robert Turner Jr., 50, of Salida.

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A judge is allowing a Cotopaxi man who is accused of threatening to kidnap a federal judge in Wichita, Kansas to be released on a bond after being in custody since April.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Steven Vincent Porreta, 72, of Honolulu, Hawaii, June 6, on charges of third degree assault, domestic violence, harassment and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was held without bond.

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U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper (D-Colo) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo) joined other senators Tuesday in confirming Denver attorney Regina Rodriguez to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

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U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper (D-Colo) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo) joined other senators Tuesday in confirming Denver attorney Regina Rodriguez to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

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Authorities arrested Parker A. Smith, 32 of Yosemite California, for a burglary Saturday after a homeowner on Chaffee County Road 120 told the sheriff’s office he was watching an unknown man inside his home on his security camera.

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It has been roughly 642 days since the brutal murder of Maggie Long sent shockwaves of grief, anger and fear throughout the small mountain community of Bailey. 

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Victoria Lynn Duran, 33, of Leadville May 16 on charges of exceeding the speed limit and driving a vehicle while license under restraint. She was released on a summons.

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The 11th Judicial District Attorney’s office filed formal charges Monday in the case of Barry Morphew, 53, who stands accused of the death of his wife Suzanne.

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Barry Morphew, 53, was charged Thursday with forgery of a public record filed with an public official, a Class 5 felony, and an elections-mail ballot offense, an unclassified misdemeanor.  

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Barry Morphew, 53, charged with first-degree murder in his wife Suzanne Morphew’s death, appeared in 11th Judicial District Court Thursday morning for an advisement of his rights.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Donald Gary, 60, of Buena Vista, April 30, on charges of fugitive of justice, failure to appear, violation of a protection order and disorderly conduct. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Mitchell Kelly, 51, of Buena Vista, April 23, on a charge of menacing. He was held in lieu of $500 bail.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stephen Lee Shull, 45, of Boulder, April 3, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an uninsured vehicle and failure to drive in a single lane (weaving). He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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Salida police officers arrested Steven Richard Cole, 30, of Poncha Springs, March 22 on charges of theft and second degree burglary. He was held in lieu of $5,000 bail on the burglary charge and without bond on the theft charge.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jason George Martin, 51, of Aurora, March 28 on warrants charging violation of a restraining order and failure to comply. He was held in lieu of $10,500 bail.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lane Natasha Tihonivich, 26, of Salida, March 19, on charges of driving when license under restraint. She was issued a summons.

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Robert Todd Hooks, 49, of Buena Vista, March 5, on a charge of felony menacing. He was held in lieu of $2,000 bail.

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An Alamosa man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the investigation involving human remains located in the San Luis Valley and missing persons cases in late 2020.

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Salida police officers arrested Corey Allan Bush, 49, of Denver, Feb. 17, on charges of conspiracy to commit a felony, tampering with a witness or victim and intimidating a witness or victim. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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DENVER – Democratic President Joe Biden is getting more opportunities to put his mark on federal courts in Colorado.

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Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Partick Murphy extended the suspension on jury trials in the four counties within the district until April 5.

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Full Circle Restorative Justice was awarded $10,600 by the Chaffee County Women Who Care toward the new Transformative Community Conversations program. 

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Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jayden Rosa Ann Castro, 18, of Salida, Feb. 21, on charges of simple assault and harassment. She was released on a summons.

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