Dance trial, set for today, is postponed
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The trial of Craig Dance, accused of trying to kill a Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy a year ago, has been delayed from its scheduled start date of Dec. 13.
An email from District Judge James Boyd to Clerk of the Court James Bradford, dated Dec. 11, informed Bradford of the change.
“Due to two developments in the Dance case, I vacated the trial,” the email read, in part, with no explanation concerning the nature of the developments.
No new trial date has been set.
Dance, 62, of Glenwood Springs, is charged with attempted murder and other felonies, over a Dec. 12, 2011, armed standoff with Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies in the Westbank subdivision south of town.
Currently being held in the Garfield County Jail on a bond of $500,000, Dance is accused of opening fire at a deputy while barricaded inside his house and holding authorities at bay.
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