Anthony Cordova appears in County court |

Anthony Cordova appears in County court

Lance Maggart

Anthony Cordova, who was recently taken into custody by the Middle Park Emergency Response Team (MPERT) following a brief standoff in Kremmling on Feb. 12, appeared in Grand County Court Tuesday March 1 before County Judge Nicholas Catanzarite.

It was Cordova’s first appearance in court in Grand County following his encounter with law enforcement in mid-February. That incident ended peacefully with Cordova surrendering to members of the MPERT as they began searching the trailer where Cordova was hiding.

MPERT handled the situation following early reports that Cordova may have had access to a firearm.

Cordova is appearing in County Court on two separate cases, one stemming from charges of second-degree assault and another prior case from 2013. Both cases were continued until March 8 at 11 a.m. when Cordova will again appear before Judge Catanzarite in Grand County Court.

A warrant for Cordova’s arrest as the suspect in a second-degree assault case was issued prior to the incident with the MPERT on Feb. 12.

On Feb. 11 Sheriff’s deputies from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) attempted to serve Cordova with his warrant for arrest but according to officials from the GCSO Cordova fled from the deputies.

The next day an officer from the Kremmling Police Dept. watched Cordova as he entered a trailer house in Kremmling. Afterwards authorities closed off the area and began threat assessments on Cordova. Cordova has a history with law enforcement and has previously served time in prison.

After Cordova was taken into custody on Feb. 12 he informed authorities he had ingested a large number of prescription pain pills. He was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood for monitoring but was released a short time later.

Cordova is currently being held in the Grand County Jail in Hot Sulphur Springs.

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