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Rape suspect held under heavy security

EAGLE ” Prosecutors said Tuesday they are getting ready to file charges against an Eagle man accused of raping a woman in Vail and attempting to sexually assault another one in Eagle.

Jonathan “Weasel” Edward Schut, 25, remains in custody in a maximum security cell at the Eagle County jail pending a $100,000 bond. Schut, who was arrested on April 19 by Eagle Police, is being held on three arrest warrants. One warrant includes a sexual assault charge, the eventual sentence for which could be enhanced by Schut’s alleged use of a deadly weapon. The charge could carry a sentence of 16 years to life in prison.

Other charges in the warrants include another count of sexual assault, menacing, three counts of assault, burglary and trespassing. Schut had his first court appearance Tuesday at the Eagle County Justice Center.



“I’m pretty sure we’ll file charges,” District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said.

– The Vail attack allegedly happened March 12. A 29-year-old Denver woman told police she was sexually assaulted in the Vail Village parking garage. The woman was allegedly attacked at about 9 p.m. as she was getting something out of the back seat of her car, parked on the third level of the garage.



– The alleged attempted sexual assault in Eagle occurred at a townhouse complex in the Terrace subdivision on March 18. The incident was originally reported as a burglary and sexual assault.


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