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Court report to July 12

Various sentences were handed down in the Combined Courts at Hot Sulphur Springs during late May, June and early July. Among them were:

Michael J. Miniat, 55, of Parshall, was found guilty of felony possession of a controlled substance and distribution of an imitation controlled substance and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for two days served, and two years of probation. Miniat was also ordered to pay a total of $6,099.60 in fines and costs, to perform 96 hours of community service, to undergo and pay for drug testing and to complete substance abuse treatment.

Steven C. Sida, 43, of Golden, was given a deferred sentence of 90 days in jail, with 88 days suspended and credit for two days served, and two years of probation on a charge of 2nd degree burglary. Sida was also found guilty of disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a total of $2,438.50 in fines and costs, to perform 100 hours of community service, to undergo an anger management evaluation and to make a $500 contribution to the Mountain Family Center.

Sage I. Gray, 23, of Granby, was found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 50 days served, and two years of probation. Gray was also ordered to pay $2,573.50 in fines and costs, to perform 120 hours of community service, and to complete an intensive 90-day residential treatment program.

Adam M. McClellen, 25, of Fraser, was given a deferred sentence of 90 days in jail, with credit for 51 days served and two years of probation, on a charge of 1st degree criminal trespassing-auto. McClellen was also found guilty of harassment and obstructing a peace officer and was sentenced to two 60 day jail term, concurrent with above and with 51 days' credit, and was ordered to pay $1,382.30 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 100 hours of community service, to undergo violence therapy and substance abuse treatment, and to make a $750 contribution to The Advocates.

Eldon W. Thurston, 32, of Grand Junction, was found guilty of theft $1,000-$20,000 and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 90 days served, and six years of probation. Thurston was also ordered to pay $463.50 in fines and costs, to complete clinical treatment and to undergo and pay for drug and alcohol testing.

Jordan B. Dominguez, 23, of Winter Park was found guilty of possessing two to six ounces of marijuana and was sentenced to 365 days in jail (suspended) and two years of unsupervised probation. Dominguez was also ordered to pay $889.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 60 hours of community service and to obtain a drug evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Jesus Loya-Mancinas, 56, of Olathe, was found guilty of driving under the influence and driving under restraint - alcohol-related and was sentenced to 275 days in jail, with credit for 83 days served. Loya-Mancinas was also ordered to pay $2,257.50 in fines, fees and costs and to perform 120 hours of community service.

Brittany L. King-Graham, 20, of Granby was found guilty of harassment and underage possession/consumption of alcohol and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 179 days suspended, and one year of probation. King-Graham was also ordered to pay $1,067.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 24 hours of community service and to undergo a violence evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Lesli J. Lehew, 48, of Kremmling was found guilty of 3rd degree assault and was sentenced to 545 days in jail, with 542 days suspended and credit for three days served, and two years of probation. Lehew was also ordered to pay $1,482.50 in fines and costs, to perform 40 hours of community service and to obtain substance abuse and violence evaluations and comply with their recommendations.

Sean J. Watson, 19, of Hot Sulphur Springs was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired and improper mountain driving and was sentenced to jail terms of 365 and 180 days, concurrent with 355 days suspended, and two years of probation, one year with alcohol supervision. Watson was also ordered to pay $1,623.50 in fines and costs, to perform 60 hours of community service and to obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Rue Steel Marshall, 20, of Aurora, was found guilty of violating a protection order and underage possession/consumption of alcohol and was sentenced to 547 days in jail, with 540 days suspended and credit for one day served, and two years of unsupervised probation. Marshall was also ordered to pay $374.50 in fines and costs.

Sandra J. Davis-Schorr, 40, of Kremmling, was found guilty of 3rd degree assault and was sentenced to 18 months in jail (suspended) and two years of probation. Davis-Schorr was also ordered to pay $5,771.50 in fines, fees, costs and restitution, to perform 40 hours of community service, and to obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Charles Edward Patterson II, 43, of Canon City, was found guilty of obstructing a police officer and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 267 days suspended and credit for 98 days served, and 716 days of probation. Patterson was also ordered to pay $1,306.50 in fines and costs.

Douglas Denton Archer, 31, of Granby was found guilty of misdemeanor child abuse and was sentenced to 445 days in jail, with 430 days suspended and credit for three days served, and two years of probation. Archer was also ordered to pay $1,484.50 in fines and costs, to perform 40 hours of community service, and to obtain an anger management evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Carly J. Newton, 19, of Granby, was found guilty of criminal mischief under $500 and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 335 days suspended and credit for 30 days served, and two years of probation. Newton was also ordered to pay $334.50 in fines and costs, to perform 24 hours of community service, and to obtain mental health and alcohol evaluations and comply with their recommendations.

Aaron A. Minton, 18, of Granby was found guilty of driving under restraint and driving without insurance and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 85 days suspended. Minton was also ordered to pay $855.50 in fines and costs.

David C. Leavitt, 27, of Watford City, N.D., was found guilty of driving under restraint-alcohol-related and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 90 days suspended and credit for 21 days served. Leavitt was also ordered to pay $605.50 in fines and costs.

Renato R. Nieves, 38, of Granby, was given a deferred sentence of 18 months of probation on a charge of harassment. Nieves was also ordered to pay $184.50 in fines and costs, to perform 45 hours of community service, and to obtain an alcohol evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Campbell K. Detlefsen, 67, of Steamboat Springs was found guilty of driving under restraint - alcohol-related and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 21 days served, and was ordered to pay $710.50 in fines and costs.

Harold S. Lamb, 29, of Benton, Tenn., was found guilty of false imprisonment and was sentenced to 730 days in jail, with 715 days suspended and credit for five days served, and two years of probation. Lamb was also ordered to pay $1,862.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 55 hours of community service, and to obtain alcohol and violence evaluations and comply with their recommendations.

Richard F. Bowell, 55, of Basalt, was found guilty of theft under $500 and was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 363 days suspended, and two years of probation. Bowell was also ordered to pay $1,104.50 in fines, fees and costs and to perform 60 hours of community service.

David F. Downey, 34, of Lansdale, received a deferred sentence of two years of probation on a charge of criminal mischief under $500. Downey was also ordered to pay $184.50 in fines and costs, to perform 60 hours of community service, to obtain an anger management evaluation and comply with its recommendations, to make a $250 contribution to The Advocates.

David Alan Carver, 37, of Hot Sulphur Springs, was found guilty of harassment and was sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended) and two years of probation. Carver was also ordered to pay $1,484.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 80 hours of community service, and to obtain an anger management evaluation and comply with its recommendations.

Michael R. Cervantes, 73, of Winter Park, was given a deferred sentence of one year of probation on a charge menacing. Cervantes was also ordered to pay $284.50 in fines, fees and costs, to perform 24 hours of community service, to obtain a mental health evaluation and comply with its recommendations, and to make a $200 donation to The Advocates.

Nadine N. Martinez, 26, of Arvada, was found guilty of careless driving and was sentenced to 90 days in jail (suspended) and was ordered to pay $3,163.16 in fines, costs and restitution.

Debra A. Emal, 59, of Fraser, was found guilty of careless driving and was sentenced to 90 days in jail (suspended) and one year of probation. Emal was also ordered to pay $695 in fines and costs and to perform 30 hours of community service.

Aaron Bellefeuille, 25, of Evergreen was fined $384.50 for disposing of waste illegally and was ordered to clean up the spill at the site.

The following people were found guilty of or given deferred sentences for driving under the influence, sentences for which often entail a year or more in jail, with much of the jail sentence suspended, probation with alcohol supervision, fines, mandatory alcohol education and therapy, and community service:

Daniel F. Smith III, 41, of Drake

Nicholas C. Peterson, 33, of Grand Lake

Donald E. Pritt, 23, of Grand Lake

John A. Bridges, 24, of Arvada, also guilty of lane usage violation

Tammy J. Swanson, 40, of Kremmling, also guilty of reckless endangerment

Ulises T. Cordova, 26, of Peru

Chantel S. Ramsey, 26, of Basalt

Matthew Aaron Abner, 34, of Winter Park

Brentley D. Johnson, 42, of Desdemona, Texas

The following people were found guilty of driving while ability impaired, which often entails sentences of up to one year in jail, much of which may be suspended, fines, community service and court-ordered alcohol education and treatment:

Brian C. Roberts, 34, of Longmont, also guilty of driving without insurance

Trevor S. Dixon, 32, of Denver, also guilty of improper mountain driving

Dustyn L. Corcorran, 24, of Fraser, also guilty of improper mountain driving

Cynthia Heath, 26, of Winter Park

Mitchell Gayle Carpenter, 20, of Granby (deferred sentence)

Sheila M. Costigan, 58, of Tallahasse, Fla. (deferred sentence)

Thomas S. Lopez, 22, of Granby

Mark J. Celusniak, 33, of Littleton, also guilty of driving an unsafe vehicle

Debra A. Emal, 59, of Fraser, also guilty of a lane usage violation

Craig J. McCoy, 38, of Winter Park

Calvin J. Curley, 19, of Grover Beach, Calif.


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