Court proceedings continued for burglary ring suspects
Ongoing court proceedings surrounding a suspected burglary ring in the Grand Lake area continued last week with no substantive action.
In late August local law enforcement officials arrested six individuals in connection to a case that involved a string of burglaries that occurred in the Grand Lake area over the previous year. Those six suspects; Paul Asbury, Candice Hewitt, Joshua Miles, Adam Pritt, Colin Sabo and Jorge Varela, have been working their way through the court system in Grand County since that time.
As of Oct. 10 no resolution has been reached in any of the cases with further court action scheduled for all six suspects.
Joshua Miles, 25, has been charged with felony theft. Miles was scheduled for a preliminary demand hearing on Oct. 1. His attorney appeared on his behalf. According to officials from the Grand County Court Clerk’s Office the case was continued until Nov. 5 when Miles is scheduled for an arraignment.
Colin Sabo, 44, was charged with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor criminal mischief and multiple counts of felony and misdemeanor theft. Sabo was previously scheduled for an arraignment on Oct. 1. Those court proceedings were continued until Oct. 22 when Sabo is once again scheduled for arraignment.
Adam Pritt, 25, faces a charge of felony theft. Pritt is set for his first scheduled court proceedings on Oct. 15 for an arraignment and return filing of charges.
Jorge Varela, 29, was charged with second-degree burglary and felony theft. Varela was scheduled for a preliminary demand hearing on Oct. 1. Those proceedings were continued until Oct. 22 when Varela’s case is once again scheduled for a preliminary demand hearing.
Paul Asbury, 46, has been charged with possession of burglary tools and felony theft. He was scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 1 those proceedings were vacated. His case has been continued until Oct. 22 when he is scheduled for a review hearing.
Candice Hewitt, 33, faces charges of second-degree burglary, felony theft and misdemeanor criminal mischief. Hewitt’s case went to court on Oct. 2 for arraignment. Her case has been continued until Nov. 6 when she is once again scheduled for an arraignment.
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