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Eleventh Judicial District Chief Judge Patrick Murphy on Wednesday transferred the trespassing case of Shoshona Darke, 51, from District Court to County Court. 

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Clayton Walker Benesch, 26, of Penrose Oct. 3 on charges of failure to dim high beams, driving under the influence and driving under the influence of alcohol per se. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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Eleventh Judicial District Deputy District Attorney Wendy Hickey denied on Tuesday a request from The Mountain Mail to view additional documents and other information regarding the actions of Salida School District staff and Salida law enforcement and fire department personnel on Sept. 23.

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Salida police officers arrested Jeffrey Allen Puckett, 50, of Salida Sept. 16 on charges of third-degree simple assault and domestic violence. He was held without bond.

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Salida High School Principal Talmage Trujillo was arrested Monday on charges stemming from an incident that occurred Sept. 23 in and around the high school.

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An error made by the Chaffee County Court Clerks’ office necessitated the recall of copies of the redacted arrest warrant affidavit in the case against Salida High School principal Talmage Trujillo.

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Salida police arrested Jeffrey Morgan Jewell, 35, of Salida Sept. 1 on a charge of violation of a protection order. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Rihanna Elizabeth Weiss, 30, of Salida, Sept. 12 on charges of aggravated assault – non-family with strong arm, simple assault, unlawful use of a controlled substance – heroin and first-degree introducing contraband. She was held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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The jury trial for Brett Boyles, 39, originally set for this week, was reset to March 14-18 during a status conference Monday.

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DENVER – A 22-year-old who hijacked a prison officer’s truck in Chaffee County is facing a minimum of seven years in federal prison.

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Craig Edward Cain, 42, of Littleton Aug. 20 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. He was held in lieu of $4,000 bail.

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Christopher Reynold, 47, and Amanda Alloy, 42, both of Salida, are scheduled for Sept. 8 court dates to address their alleged involvement in a multistate scam that may have netted close to $1 million.

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The U.S. Marshal’s Service said Wednesday a Cotopaxi couple, who are under federal indictment in Wichita, Kansas, are fugitives.

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The preliminary/proof evident hearing in the case of Barry Morphew, accused in the disappearance and death of his wife, Suzanne Morphew, continued Monday in District Court with Chief Judge Patrick Murphy presiding.

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Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jacob Allen Weiner, 31, of Littleton Aug. 7 on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance – cocaine, driving under the influence, driving under the influence of alcohol per se, reckless driving and open alcoholic beverage container in …

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Salida police officers arrested Devin Michael Guidichessi, 24, of Castle Pines Aug. 10 on charges of driving a vehicle when license under restraint – denied, driving a vehicle with blood alcohol content of 0.08 or more, failure to drive in a single lane – weaving, failure to signal as requir…

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The second day of the preliminary/proof evident hearing for Barry Lee Morphew, accused of murdering his wife, Suzanne, was held Tuesday in District Court with Judge Patrick Murphy presiding.

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A preliminary/proof evident hearing for Barry Lee Morphew, accused of murdering his wife, Suzanne, opened Monday in District Court at the Chaffee County Courthouse. Judge Patrick Murphy is presiding.

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Arrests warrants were issued Monday for a Cotopaxi wife and husband after they failed to appear, as required, in federal court in Wichita, Kansas.

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Salida police officers arrested Richard Ace Brannon, 34, of Salida July 25 on a charge of driving  a motor vehicle when license under restraint – revoked. He was held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

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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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