Grand County Court Report
Grand County CO Colorado
Various sentences were handed down in the Grand County and District Courts at Hot Sulphur Springs during the past 10 days. Among them were:
Julie A. Cautrell, 34, of Granby, was sentenced to two five-year terms and one 18-month term in the Department of Corrections, to be served concurrently, and three years of mandatory parole after being found guilty in three separate cases. In one case, Cautrell was found guilty of 2nd degree assault in jail involving bodily fluid and was ordered to pay $570 in fines and costs and was given credit for 304 days served in jail. In the second case, Cautrell was found guilty of 2nd degree assault-drugging victim and was ordered to pay $546.50 in fines and costs and was given credit for 336 days served in jail. In the third case, Cautrell was found guilty of attempting to disarm a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with credit for 365 days served, and was ordered to pay $2,083.62 in fines and costs.
Bradley J. Ratchford, 30, of Hot Sulphur Springs, was found guilty of 1st degree trespassing-auto with intent to commit a crime and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 90 days served, and two years of probation. Ratchford was also ordered to pay $1,778.37 in fines and costs. In a separate case, Ratchford was fund guilty of harassment by telephone and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with credit for 60 days served, and two years of probation (all concurrent). Ratchford was ordered to attend 12-step meetings and to obtain violence and mental health evaluations and comply with their recommendations. In a third case, Ratchford was found guilty of driving under restraint and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for 30 days served, and two years of probation (concurrent), and was ordered to pay $354.50 in fines and costs.
Rebecca L. Meadows, 22, of Grand Lake, was found guilty of driving while ability impaired and improper mountain driving and was sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended) and one year of probation with alcohol supervision. Meadows was ordered to pay $665.50 in fines and costs, to perform 30 hours of community service, and to obtain an alcohol evaluation.
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