Glenwood police arrest Eagle County deputy in bar fight |

Glenwood police arrest Eagle County deputy in bar fight

An Eagle County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly got into a fist fight with a bar doorman early Friday morning, resulting in his arrest.Deputy Craig Sjoerdsma, 42, was arrested by Glenwood Springs police on a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, said Glenwood police Chief Terry Wilson. Police continue to piece together information, but Wilson said a fist fight broke out at Club Roxie when the doorman tried to restrain Sjoerdsma.The doorman suffered minor injuries and pressed charges against Sjoerdsma, who posted bail on a $1,000 bond after being taken to the Garfield County jail.Wilson refused to say whether Sjoerdsma was drunk. Police are obtaining information from other witnesses, although additional charges are unlikely to be filed, Wilson said.Whether Sjoerdsma will face consequences from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office remains to be seen, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Andree.”At this time it’s a personnel issue,” Andree said. “We’ll make a decision whether there will be any consequences when the report is complete.”

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User