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Grand County Court and the District Court Report

Various sentences were handed down in Grand County Court and the District Court at Hot Sulphur Springs during the past two weeks. Among them:

Stephen Dean Rine, 52, of Grand Lake was found guilty of felony menacing and 3rd degree assault and was sentenced to 15 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections, with credit for 324 days served, and two years of mandatory parole. Rine was also ordered to pay $571.50 in fines and costs.

Raerae M. Contreras, 30, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was found guilty of felony possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 12 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections, with credit for 232 days served, two years of probation and one year of mandatory parole. Contreras was also ordered to pay $1,695.50 in fines and costs.

Colleen K. Kretschmar, 58, of Denver, was given a deferred sentence of 90 days in jail, with 85 days suspended and credit for one day served, and two years of probation on a charge of vehicular assault-DUI. Kretschmar was also found guilty of driving while ability impaired and improper mountain driving and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 179 days suspended and credit for one day served, and two years of probation. Kretschmar was also ordered to pay $5,273.40 in fines, fees, costs and restitution, to perform a total of 104 hours of community service, to obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations, and to make a $750 contribution to DARE.

Melanie A. Wilson, 39, of Hot Sulphur Springs, was given a deferred sentence of 90 days in jail, with credit for 90 days served, and two years of probation on a charge of 2nd degree burglary of a dwelling. Wilson was also found guilty of theft under $500 and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with credit for 60 days served, and was ordered to pay $931.50 in fines and costs. Wilson was also ordered to complete substance abuse treatment.

Mark E. Brown, 42, of Winter Park was found guilty of false imprisonment and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with credit for seven days served, and two years of probation. Brown was also ordered to pay $488 in fines and costs and to complete a violence/drug/alcohol/anger management program.

David Hale, 60, of Tabernash, was found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) and was sentenced to 365 days in jail (suspended), with credit for 10 days served, and two years of probation with alcohol supervision. Hale was also ordered to pay $604.50 in fines and costs, to perform 100 hours of community service, and to undergo alcohol education and therapy.

Michael S. King, 37, of Fraser, was found guilty of DUI and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 323 days suspended and credit for 32 days served, and two years of probation. King was also ordered to pay $657 in fines and costs, to perform 120 hours of community service, and to complete alcohol education and therapy.

Estee M. Begaye, 33, of Winter Park was found guilty of DUI and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 351 days suspended and credit for two days served, and two years of probation. Begaye was also ordered to pay $664.50 in fines and costs, to perform 80 hours of community service, and to undergo alcohol education and therapy.

Brandon Earl Scarbrough, 19, of Grand Lake, was found guilty of underage possession of alcohol and was sentenced to 20 days in jail and was ordered to pay $78.50 in fines and costs.


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The Sky-Hi News Updated May 1, 2012 05:26PM Published May 1, 2012 05:24PM Copyright 2012 The Sky-Hi News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.