Grand Jury clears Sheriff Schroetlin |

Grand Jury clears Sheriff Schroetlin

Steamboat Springs – On Thursday evening, the Grand Jury for the 14th Judicial District encompassing Grand, Routt and Moffat Counties, concluded that Sheriff Schroetlin committed no criminal conduct in the Sep. 5 incident in Tabernash where he shot Connor James MacLaird as Mr. MacLaird allegedly rushed at him with a knife. The Grand Jury did return an indictment charging Mr. MacLaird with

1. Assault in the First Degree on a Peace Officer, a class 3 felony.

2. Second Degree Burglary, a class 4 felony.

3. Theft, a class 2 misdemeanor.

4. Criminal Mischief, a class 3 misdemeanor.

“I referred this matter to our Grand Jury to ensure that our community, through its representatives on the Grand Jury, participated in decisions about this incident. The Grand Jury concluded that Sheriff Schroetlin was legally justified in his actions and that there was probable cause to bring charges against Mr. MacLaird,” said District Attorney Brett Barkey.

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