Wolff arraignment now June 12 | PostIndependent.com

Wolff arraignment now June 12

Greg Masse
Post Independent Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The arraignment hearing for the 20-year-old accused of snowboarding into a group of 5- and 6-year-olds in a ski class at Sunlight Mountain Resort while drunk was delayed Thursday for the second time.

Michael Wolff, of Killeen, Texas, has been held at the Garfield County Jail on $15,000 bond since the March 15 crash.

Wolff’s public defender, Jamie Roth, and deputy district attorney Trisha Lacey both agreed that even more time is needed before a plea can be entered. But Roth indicated that the plea will be entered at the next hearing on June 12.

“I do believe we’ll have a decision then,” she said.

Lacey said a plea agreement has been discussed by both sides, but no final offer has been made because the prosecution has not been able to contact all witnesses in the case.

Three children were hurt in the crash. One suffered a broken leg, one suffered a bruised arm and the third had minor injuries.

Wolff is charged with felony child abuse causing serious bodily injury, a felony; misdemeanor child abuse causing injury; two counts of reckless endangerment; and one count of underage possession or consumption of alcohol.

If convicted on all counts, Wolff could face five to 18 years in prison.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511


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