Carbondale resident’s bond reaches $3.2 million |

Carbondale resident’s bond reaches $3.2 million

A whopping $3.2 million. That’s how much Timothy Hatler Bayless, 58, of Carbondale, will have to pay to get out of jail. Bayless failed to appear in court to answer for multiple drug charges on four occasions. For each count of failure to appear in court, Chief District Judge Thomas Craven issued a warrant for his arrest and gave Bayless an $800,000 bond. Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the former advertising executive June 1 at his Willow Lane home in Carbondale for not showing up to a court hearing. Bayless was charged May 4 with allegedly violating bail bond conditions, possession of 1 gram or less of cocaine, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana.With a criminal record going back two years, deputies arrested Bayless at his home in August 2005 to serve two outstanding arrest warrants against him for narcotics-related charges in both Garfield and Clear Creek counties. The Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) seized from his home 219.1 grams of suspected marijuana, 14.6 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms and drug paraphernalia. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said Tuesday that Bayless is a “regular TRIDENT client.” He is now in custody and scheduled for arraignment in District Court June 15.

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