Rifle man’s bail climbs to $99,000 after latest charges filed | PostIndependent.com

Rifle man’s bail climbs to $99,000 after latest charges filed

John Colson
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A Rifle man facing a dozen different cases in the local courts saw his bail jump to $99,000 on Monday, after a new charge was added to his tally.

Alfred Moreno, 31, was arrested on Jan. 24 at the Garfield County Jail, on a charge of violating a restraining order in a previous case.

Moreno was an inmate at the jail, awaiting trial, when he allegedly tried to call a victim in one of the cases, according to Jennifer Kelly, public relations official for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. The victim is under a protective order from the court, and Moreno is barred from contact.

Moreno, who has been in jail since Dec. 10, 2011, is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor counts.

The charges include domestic violence by a habitual offender, assault, failure to appear in court, and several counts of violation of restraining order violations, according to court documents.

During a discussion about Moreno’s bond in the latest case, Deputy District Attorney Anne Norrdin said he should be considered likely to leave the area. She recommended setting Moreno’s bond at $15,000 for the latest case.

Judge James Boyd noted that Moreno’s bond from previous cases totaled $84,000.

Public defender Matt Morriss, after conferring with Moreno, told the judge that Moreno was not planning to post bond.

The judge nevertheless agreed with Norrdin that Moreno is a flight risk if released from jail, and added $15,000 to his existing bond, bringing the total to $99,000.

Moreno is due in court again on Feb. 14.


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