Man pleads not guilty to intimidating witness |

Man pleads not guilty to intimidating witness

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. ” A man accused of intimidating the person his sons allegedly assaulted pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Skip Rabidue of New Castle, 38, pleaded not guilty to retaliation against a victim or witness, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and intimidating a victim or witness. A three-day trial is scheduled for Oct. 22. Those charges stem from a January arrest.

According to an arrest warrant, Skip’s sons Aaron and Randy Rabidue assaulted another teenager on Jan. 10, fracturing the right side of his face. Five days later, the alleged victim said he was harassed and threatened at the Glenwood Springs Mall by Skip and his sons.

Authorities arrested the twins, 17-years-old at the time, on Jan. 10. They later arrested the boys’ father.

Aaron was arrested again on May 30 on suspicion of assault and harassment-related charges.

Skip had new charges filed against him under a separate case in April. According to the Garfield County Combined Courts office, he was charged with two more counts of intimidating a victim or witness and one count of violation of bail bonds. It was unclear Thursday exactly what led to those charges. That file was unavailable in the judge’s chambers Thursday afternoon.

Both Aaron and Randy, now 18, face several charges including second-degree assault and intimidating a witness. Randy also faces charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of between one and eight ounces of marijuana.

Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611

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