Grand Lake burglary ring cases continued |

Grand Lake burglary ring cases continued

The six suspects arrested in connection with a string of more than 40 burglaries that occurred in the Grand Lake area in 2017. Clockwise from top left: Candice Hewitt, Paul Asbury, Jorge Varella, Adam Pritt, Colin Sabo and Joshua Miles.

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Legal proceedings continued this month for suspects related to a string of burglaries that occurred in the Grand Lake area between late 2017 and early this year.

As of mid-November, no judgments have been made nor any plea agreements signed in the series of court cases related to six different defendants who all stand accused of participating in a burglary ring implicated with multiple break-ins. In late August, local law enforcement officials arrested the six individuals, Adam Pritt, Michael “Colin” Sabo, Candice Hewitt, Joshua Miles, Jorge Varela, and Paul Asbury, over the course of a single week.

Those six suspects were subsequently charged with crimes related to roughly 40 different burglaries that impacted at least 17 different victims, all of which were reported between October 2017 and April 2018.

Pritt, 25, was last in court on Oct. 15 when he appeared for a return filing of charges proceeding. Pritt’s case was bound over to District Court for further proceedings before District Court Judge Mary Hoak. He is scheduled to reappear in court at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 for arraignment.

The last court appearance for Miles, 25, was on Nov. 5 when Miles appeared in Grand County Court for arraignment. His case was bound over to District Court. His next scheduled court proceeding will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 29 when Miles is scheduled for arraignment.

Oct. 22 marked 46-year-old Paul Asbury’s last scheduled court appearance. His case was continued at that time until Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. when Asbury is scheduled to reappear in Grand County Court for arraignment.

Varela, 29, was most recently in court for his burglary related case on Oct. 22 for a preliminary demand hearing. Varela’s proceedings were continued until 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 3 when he is scheduled to appear once again Grand County Court for a preliminary demand hearing.

Hewitt, 33, was previously scheduled for arraignment in Grand County Court on Nov. 6. Those proceedings were continued until 10 a.m. on Dec. 4 when Hewitt is once against scheduled to appear for arraignment in county court.

Court proceedings for Sabo, 44, were last held on Oct. 22, as an arraignment. Sabo’s case has been bound over to District Court where he is set for arraignment on Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m.

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