DA’s office postpones Vondette sentencing | PostIndependent.com

DA’s office postpones Vondette sentencing

Sentencing for Loy Vondette, who pleaded guilty in December to charges of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault on a child, was postponed Thursday until next month.

Assistant District Attorney Scott Turner said Vondette incurred a new charge, and the District Attorney’s office decided to try to handle all the charges at once.

Vondette, 42, of Rifle, was allegedly found with a weapon and charged Feb. 15 with prior felon in possession of a weapon.

Vondette’s sentencing will be at 1:30 p.m. on March 9.

He was previously accused of trying to coax two girls, ages 12 and 9, into his car in the Palomino Park subdivision in Rifle on July 30, 2005. He was also charged with trying to entice a 10-year-old girl in Apple Tree Park in New Castle on June 20.

None of the girls got into Vondette’s car, and none was harmed.

Vondette previously spent six years in prison after being convicted of two charges of sexual assault in 1993 in Garfield County.

Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext. 520


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