New Castle man charged in separate, but similar case |

New Castle man charged in separate, but similar case

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A New Castle man accused of a brutal beating of a woman earlier this month, has been charged with additional felonies in a separate case on Wednesday in Garfield County District Court.

Prosecutors charged Aaron Rabidue, 21, with felony menacing and conspiracy to commit menacing, in one case, and violation of a bail bond and two counts of violation of a protection order, in a separate case.

These are the latest charges in a string of court appearances for Rabidue, who first appeared in court earlier in October and was charged with first degree assault, kidnapping and other felonies, in the alleged assault of a New Castle woman. Rabidue currently has four pending cases in Garfield County District Court and faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

Two others also face similar charges in the latest menacing case, according to court documents. One of those individuals is Arion Gross, 18, who was arrested and charged along with Rabidue in the assault and kidnapping case.

In the menacing case, another woman accused Rabidue, Gross, and a third man, Joshua Martin Davis, 27, of putting a gun to her head and inquiring about a theft of marijuana plants. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the victim told police that she was picked up at her New Castle home by Rabidue and Gross, and taken to an apartment complex on Main Street in New Castle, where Davis allegedly entered the vehicle with a handgun and threatened the victim.

Davis was arrested on Oct. 13 and was released on a $10,000 bond. He is due back in court next week for a formal filing of charges. Gross is due in court later this month and faces charges in the assault and kidnapping case.

On Wednesday, prosecutors also charged Rabidue with violation of a protection order for an alleged incident between Rabidue and a couple at a New Castle park in September. The couple told police that Rabidue threatened them after they had filed for the protection order against him. The couple filed for the protection order because they claim Rabidue entered their New Castle residence and threatened them with a shovel, according to court documents.

Authorities believe that all the incidents are related to Rabidue and the others attempting to find who allegedly stole some marijuana plants from Rabidue’s residence in New Castle.

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