U.S. 22nd Judicial District

Man killed in shootout with Montezuma County deputies

A suspect involved in a shootout with two Montezuma County sheriff deputies was killed Tuesday evening at a residence west of Pleasant View, according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Tyrone Orvy Peabody,...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New courthouse taking shape

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New courthouse gets upgraded interior

The new $8.5 million combined courthouse project for the 22nd Judicial District and Montezuma county has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Underfunded Courts program. Project owners...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man sentenced in sex case

A 52-year-old Towaoc man was ordered to register as a sex offender in late February after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual contact. The prosecuting attorney asked the judge to sentence Cecil...

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug Court funding dries up

After entering a plea deal to methamphetamine use, a 26-year-old Cortez woman appeared shocked to learn that she would be ineligible for free inpatient substance abuse treatment while a Drug Court...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court allows DNA evidence in Dove Creek murder trial

DOVE CREEK – DNA evidence collected during a murder investigation last year will be allowed at trial this spring.William Blackburn, 45, of Dove Creek, is charged with second-degree murder as an act...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Court hears armed robbery case Shelby Mudgett, 25, address unknown, was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation with an educational stipulation in connection to an armed robbery in July. She...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless combat veteran jailed

Found guilty in connection to a knife fight, a homeless veteran has been jailed and ordered to seek mental-health treatment from the federal government. To self-medicate with marijuana, the veteran...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Icy patch blamed for slow justice

A Durango public defender recently slipped on an icy patch, breaking her ankle and forcing the court to delay justice again. As a result of the accident, an elderly man agreed to waive his right...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Probation revoked, prison imposed Joshua Berry, 22, of Cortez, was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting that he violating a two-year probationary term in connection to a 2014 shooting...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Court briefs

Felony conviction in alcohol purchaseIn custody on a $10,000 bond, Dennis Altamirano, 25, of Mancos, admitted to violating probation in connection to a 2012 felony charge of contributing to the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Court briefs

Two women charged in armed robbery A plea hearing for Nicole Hill, 24, address undisclosed, has been set on Dec. 8, after she posted a $3,000 bond on charges of armed robbery, felony menacing,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record