Crime Briefs: Babysitter backs girlfriend in domestic case
When a Rifle couple gave different accounts of their conflict on the morning of Oct. 22, the babysitter backed the girlfriend.
According to the arrest affidavit for the 38-year-old boyfriend, the girlfriend told police that they had been arguing after she accused him of using methamphetamine. He got mad, she said, pushed her against the wall, choked her, blocked her route to the phone when she tried to call 911, and later threw her in the bushes.
The boyfriend told police that he had restrained her only after she hit him, that he had offered to leave and that she had thrown herself on the ground.
He was arrested on suspicion of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor harassment, which will be treated as domestic violence for the purposes of sentencing.
BIAS CHARGE DROPPED
The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office dropped charges of felony bias-motivated crime against Kyle Concannon after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault.
Cocannon, 25, was accused of throwing a book at a fellow inmate at the Garfield County Jail in May. He was sentenced Wednesday to two years of supervised probation and fines totalling $1,500.
Editor’s note: Concannon’s arrest was reported before the Post Independent changed its policy on crime reporting to not name most people. People named in briefs before the policy change and whose case disposition was not reported are invited to provide documentation of charges reduced or dropped, and the PI will update the case.
POUND OF METH IN TRUNK
If there’s a pound of methamphetamine in your trunk, you’re probably not planning to keep it all to yourself.
After conducting a traffic stop Oct. 28 on Interstate 70, a Garfield County deputy issued the 23-year-old driver a summons and had the car towed. A search of the car later turned up 447 grams of meth.
The man, from Riverside, California, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance, both felonies.
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