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2 Steamboat men take plea deals

Bo Wenger

— The graffiti artist who found himself in jail after tagging his own pumpkin has been sentenced to 20 days in jail.

Bo Wenger, 22, also will be on unsupervised probation for one year and must pay for the damage he caused when he went on a graffiti spree in downtown Steamboat Springs the night of Oct. 29. Wenger was ordered to pay $794.50 in fines and costs, which includes the $500 it will cost to house him at the jail.

The morning of Oct. 30, police discovered about 20 tags downtown.

Police followed the tags up Eighth Street, over to Yahmonite Road and to Wenger’s home on Merritt Street.

At the home, police discovered a pumpkin that had been decorated with a tag similar to the ones they had been investigating. Wenger was found at home, and he admitted to doing the graffiti.

Wenger originally was charged with felony criminal mischief. As part of a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief.

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A man who originally was charged with a felony took a plea deal and was sentenced to 24 hours of community service and the seven days he already spent in jail.

Timothy Sheltra, 25, was arrested Sept. 16 after police said he illegally entered an apartment and beat up a man who was in bed with his ex-girlfriend.

Sheltra originally was charged with felony trespassing, third-degree assault, criminal mischief and harassment. He pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and harassment, and the other charges were dropped.

Sheltra was ordered to pay $456.50 in fines and costs.

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