Grand County Court report, January 2011 | SkyHiNews.com

Grand County Court report, January 2011

Compiled by Sky-Hi News staff

The Combined Courts in Hot Sulphur Springs handed down various sentences in January. Among them were:

Aristeo Flores, 28, of Granby, was found guilty of distributing a controlled substance and was sentenced to four years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, with credit for 141 days served. The defendant was also ordered to pay $4,551.50 in fines, costs and restitution and to forfeit an unspecified 1997 GMC vehicle.

Justin M. Minton, 20, of Tabernash, was found guilty of distributing a controlled substance and was sentenced to two years in community corrections, with credit for 226 days served. The defendant was also ordered to pay $3,076.50 in fines, costs and restitution. In a separate case, Minton was found guilty of driving under the influence and was sentenced to two years of probation with alcohol supervision. Minton was also ordered to pay $447 in fines and costs, to complete alcohol education and therapy and to perform 48 hours of community service. In a third case, Minton was fined $128.50 for possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and was ordered to perform 24 hours of community service.

Tina L. Tehan, 43, of Grand Lake, was given deferred sentences of 90 days in jail, with 87 days suspended and credit for three days served, and four years of probation on two charges of attempted felony menacing. The defendant was also found guilty of two counts of 3rd degree assault – knowingly/recklessly causing injury and was sentenced to 60 days in jail on each count, with 57 days suspended and credit for three days served, concurrent with above, and four years of probation. Tehan was also ordered to pay $3,325.30 in fines and costs, to undergo evaluations for alcohol, substance abuse, mental health and anger management and to comply with their recommendations, to complete 150 hours of community service, to attend a 12-step program at least once per week, and to make a $750 contribution to DARE.

Brandon L. Keen, 21, of Pueblo, was found guilty of felony menacing and was sentenced to 18 months in Community Corrections with credit for 148 days served. Keen was also ordered to pay $2,726.80 in fines and costs.

Jeffery G. Saari, 49, of Wheat Ridge, was found guilty of criminal simulation, driving under restraint, and failure to display proof of insurance and was sentenced to 135 days in jail, with credit for 71 days served. Saari was also ordered to pay $1,594.50 in fines and costs.

Jerry Graves, 68, of Kremmling, was given a deferred sentence of 90 days in jail (suspended) and two years of supervised probation on a charge of theft – $1,000-$20,000. Graves was also ordered to pay $1,743.30 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 80 hours of community service, to refrain from excessive use of alcohol, and to make a $750 contribution to DARE.

Dannie Jon Tucker Jr., 22, of Grand Lake, was given a deferred sentence of two years of probation on a charge of 3rd degree assault-knowingly/recklessly causing injury. Tucker was also ordered to pay $1,537.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 24 hours of community service, to complete a violence evaluation and comply with its recommendations, and to contribute $250 to the Mountain Family Center.

Jason Bustillos, 32, of Kremmling, was given a deferred sentence of one year of unsupervised probation on a charge of 3rd degree assault-knowingly/recklessly causing injury. Bustillos was also ordered to pay $184.50 in fines and costs, to perform 24 hours of community service, and to contribute $250 to the Mountain Family Center.

Craig A. Williams, 36, of Grand Lake, was found guilty of menacing and was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 153 days suspended and credit for 27 days served and two years of supervised probation. Williams was also ordered to pay $1,437.50 in fines and costs and to undergo a violence evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Conan E. Pickett, 33, of Kremmling, was found guilty of menacing and was fined $209.50. Pickett was also ordered to perform 24 hours of community service, to pay a $100 administrative fee, and to contribute $250 to the Mountain Family Center.

Gerald M. Gioia, 36, of Parshall, was given a deferred sentence of two years of probation on a charge of harassment by strike/shove/kick. Gioia was also ordered to pay $1,412.50 in fines and costs, to perform 24 hours of community service, to undergo violence treatment, to refrain from all use of alcohol and medical marijuana during probation, and to submit to and pay for random urinalysis.

Nicole Balls, 38, of Idaho Springs, was found guilty of harassment by strike/shove/kick and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 176 days suspended and credit for four days served, and one year of unsupervised probation. Balls was also ordered to pay $309.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 24 hours of community service, to obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations, and to pay $226 directly to the Fraser-Winter Park Police Department.

Deanna L. Minton, 40, of Tabernash, was given a deferred sentence of 180 days in jail, with 150 days suspended and credit for 30 days served, and two years of unsupervised probation on a charge of criminal violation of a protection order. Minton was also ordered to pay $106.50 in fines and costs, to perform 192 hours of community service, to undergo an anger management evaluation and comply with its recommendations, and to refrain from excessive use of alcohol.

Jonathan D. Smith, 61, of Arvada, was found guilty of criminal violation of a protection order and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for two days served. Smith was also ordered to pay $334.50 in fines and costs.

Michael K. Sprankle, 23, of Denver, was found guilty of illegal possession of wildlife and hunting/trapping/fishing without permission and was ordered to pay $1,435.50 in fines and costs, to perform 20 hours of community service for a business associated with wildlife, parks and recreation, and to contribute $1,000 to Operation Game Thief.

Adam James Haviland, 31, of Wheat Ridge, was fined $1,398.50 for illegal possession of wildlife.

Paul T. Callaway, 37, of Colorado Springs, was found guilty of driving under restraint and was sentenced to 20 days in jail, with credit for three days served, and one year of unsupervised probation. Callaway was also ordered to pay $796.50 in fines, fees and costs, and to perform 60 hours of community service.

Robert J. Prothero, 33, of Fraser, was found guilty of attempted maintaining of property for manufacture of a controlled substance and was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation. Prothero was also ordered to pay $609 in fines and costs, to perform 48 hours of community service, and to complete previously court-ordered treatment recommended during a substance-abuse evaluation.

Nicholas Kyle Rarick, 23, of Eggan, Minn., was given a deferred sentence of 10 days in jail and one year of unsupervised probation on a charge of false reporting – fake crime. Rarick was also found guilty of possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and was ordered to pay $239.50 in fines and costs and to perform a total of 66 hours of community service.

Tristin Baca, 19, of Granby, was found guilty of underage possession/consumption of alcohol, possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana, reckless driving, and improper mountain driving and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 85 days suspended and credit for five days served. Baca was also ordered to pay $527.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 48 hours of community service, and to obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Gary R. Tabor, 58, of Tabernash, was found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI), DUI per se and careless driving and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 360 days suspended, and two years of probation with alcohol supervision. Tabor was also ordered to pay $854.50 in fines and costs, to perform 60 hours of community service, to complete alcohol education and therapy, and to abstain from alcohol use during probation and treatment.

Jamie A. Thoreson, 35, of Lakewood, was found guilty of DUI and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 335 days suspended and two years of probation with alcohol supervision. Thoreson was also ordered to pay $1,304.50 in fines and costs, to perform 100 hours of community service, to complete alcohol education and therapy, and to refrain from alcohol use during probation and treatment.

Gregory T. Schmit, 41, of Winter Park, was found guilty of DUI and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 361 days suspended, and two years of probation with alcohol supervision. Schmit was also ordered to pay $574.50 in fines and costs, to perform 70 hours of community service, to complete alcohol education and therapy, and to abstain from alcohol use during probation and treatment.

Sean James Harris, 40, of Winter Park, was found guilty of driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and was sentenced to 29 days in jail, with credit for 11 days served. Harris was also ordered to pay $565 in fines and costs.

Brandon C. Antonio, 23, of Granby, was given a deferred sentence of two years of probation with alcohol supervision on a charge of DWAI. Antonio was also ordered to pay $554.50 in fines and costs, to perform 40 hours of community service, to undergo an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations, to refrain from alcohol use during probation and treatment, and to contribute $250 to the Mountain Family Center.

Christopher Scott Pierce, 43, of Granby, was found guilty of DWAI and was sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended) and one year of probation with alcohol supervision. Pierce was also ordered to pay $654.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 30 hours of community service, to obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations, and to abstain from alcohol use during probation and treatment.

Crowell Hadden III, 44, of Fraser, was found guilty of DWAI and improper mountain driving and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 363 days suspended, and one year of probation with alcohol supervision. Hadden was also ordered to pay $825.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 48 hours of community service, to complete alcohol education and therapy, and to abstain from alcohol use during probation and treatment.

Jaclyn Denise Biggs, 26, of Granby, was given a deferred sentence of two years of unsupervised probation on a charge of obstructing a peace officer. Biggs was also ordered to pay $209.50 in fines and costs, to perform 40 hours of community service, to refrain from excessive alcohol use, and to contribute $250 to Grand Futures.

Michael A. Vavrina, 18, of Bennet, was fined $146.50 for operating an unregistered snowmobile and violating a wildlife regulation. In a separate case, Vavrina was fined $233.50 for operating an unauthorized motor vehicle on federal land and for carrying a loaded weapon in a vehicle.

Matthew McConnell, 27, of Fraser, was fined $226 for having a pet without a rabies vaccination.

John A. Martin, 29, of Denver, was fined $190.50 for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a defective headlight.

Preston E. Pearman, 47, of Granby, was fined $165.50 for hunting/trapping/fishing without permission.

Nicholas J. Delappa, 30, of Avon, was fined $96.50 for violating a wildlife regulation.

Theodore P. Kaplysh, 66, of Granby, was fined $96.50 for failure to validate a big game carcass tag.


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