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Craig resident sentenced to 90 days in jail, four years probation in negligent death of 3-year-old son
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Craig resident Vanessa Jenkins was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years of probation during her sentencing hearing Monday afternoon in Moffat County Court. Jenkins will have to serve 88 days behind bars due to a 2-day credit from her original arrest. Jenkins was taken into custody following the sentencing hearing Monday. Jenkins, […]

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Colorado jail supervisor resigned amid harassment claims
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado jail supervisor resigned from a sheriff’s office amid allegations he made unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments to female inmates, investigative records said. Walter Steven Woods resigned from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 30, The Colorado Springs Gazette reports. Woods’ resignation came two weeks after the alleged […]

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Inmate with “violent tendencies” flees Saguache County jail, sheriff’s office says
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An inmate described as having “violent tendencies” escaped from the Saguache County Jail on Saturday night while naked, according to the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office. James “Jaime” Stewart fled at about 7:10 p.m., the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. Details about how the man escaped were not released. Stewart is described as having […]

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Jail, work release, probation for Jeffco mother in DUI vehicular homicide of toddler
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A mother has been sentenced in Jefferson County District Court in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in a DUI-related wreck in 2018. Samantha Miranda Maestas, 29, was sentenced Thursday by District Judge Margie Enquist to three years of probation and three years in the jail work-release program, according to a district attorney’s office news […]

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69-year-old male inmate dies at Boulder County Jail
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An inmate died at the Boulder County Jail on Saturday evening. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Mike Wagner said that the inmate was a 69-year-old man, and the death appears to be medical in nature. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy in a medium security area noticed the inmate needed […]

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Woman panics, makes break through ceiling at Jefferson County jail
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A woman who had just been released from the Jefferson County jail told deputies she was having a psychotic episode before she climbed out of a women’s bathroom and dropped through the ceiling and into the jail’s lobby in November. Jessica Leger The woman, 29-year-old Jessica Leger, caused about $400 damage during her climb out […]

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Attempted murder suspect in critical condition after apparent suicide attempt at Boulder jail
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via Daily Camera Joshua Male A Boulder man accused of attempted murder is in critical condition after an apparent attempted suicide at the jail on Thursday. Joshua Male, 40, was found in his cell hanging by a noose fashioned from torn fabric at 11 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from the Boulder County Sheriff’s […]

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Female Jefferson County jail inmate escapes in RTD bus while being transferred
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A 33-year-old female inmate escaped early Wednesday while she was being transferred from the Jefferson County Jail to a Denver detention facility and then made her get away in an RTD bus, officials say. Leigha Bowie was booked into jail on Oct. 22 on various charges including second-degree assault and theft. All but a menacing […]

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El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy sentenced for smuggling meth into jail in KFC meal
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A former Colorado sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to six years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine into jail by having it hidden in food. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Steven D’Agostino was sentenced Wednesday. Investigators say the 35-year-old picked up drugs from inmates’ associates and then […]

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Grand Junction man facing sexual abuse charges was mistakenly released from jail after error in bond process
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Aaron “Jason” Dotson, a man once-found guilty of sexual assault of a minor, was released last year from jail following a mistake in the bond process for his re-trial. Dotson was found guilty in 2012 on several counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust as part of a […]

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Aurora man sentenced to 6 months in jail for using dog for sex acts; dog likely to be euthanized
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An Aurora man will spend up to six months in jail for engaging in sex acts with his dog, but the dog will likely be euthanized because it has become aggressive after being removed from the abusive home. Courtesy of Aurora Police Department Fredrick Blue Manzanares An Arapahoe County judge on Tuesday sentenced Frederick Manzanares, […]

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Denver defendants cannot be kept in jail for failure to pay $50 bail assessment fee, court orders
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A $50 required bail assessment fee in Denver will not be used to keep people in jail who post bail but don’t have money for the fee, Denver County Court ordered Friday. The executive court order is a response to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court by the ACLU of Colorado on behalf of […]

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Got a criminal record? Serving time in the county jail? You can still vote in Colorado
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Dustin Cordova, a 36-year-old inmate in the Denver County Jail, jumped out of his chair and reached for a voter registration form, surprised that one was being offered. “I was a felon so I didn’t know I could vote until now,” Cordova said after he filled out a form with his jail-issued pencil, similar to […]

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Officials investigating death of inmate at Arapahoe County Jail
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The Arapahoe County sheriff’s office is investigating the death of an inmate Friday at the jail. The 46-year-old woman had been booked Thursday morning. Deputies found her unresponsive in her cell when she did not appear for lunch. The death is being investigated. No additional information was available. Arapahoe County did not identify the woman, pending […]

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