Clark A U.S. Army soldier faces two felony charges and a misdemeanor in connection with a Saturday night burglary.
Shawn Jay Moffett, who is stationed in Ft. Carson, faces felony charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal trespass. In addition, he also faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.
Moffett, 34, allegedly broke into a home under construction in the 27500 block of Running Elk Lane in Clark.
Elizabeth Ann Phillips, 23, of Colorado Springs, was with Moffett at the time of the incident. Phillips has been issued a citation for third-degree criminal trespass, a petty offense.
Routt County deputies were called to the home about 10 p.m. Saturday, Investigator Gary Sigman said.
The alleged burglary was in progress when a relative of the homeowner arrived at the home, he said.
"Nothing was stolen," he said.
Mary Feigert, whose sister owns the home, told the deputies she saw Moffett and Phillips run from the home.
Prior to entering the home, Feigert saw a black car parked in the driveway, the file shows.
Feigert described the vehicle to deputies and said it had a Wisconsin license plate.
Steamboat Springs police saw the suspected vehicle pull into a local convenience store about 10:30 p.m. Moffett and Phillips were arrested at the scene without incident.
Deputies were able to tie Moffett and Phillips to the burglary by the shoes they were wearing, a court file shows.
Deputies "found two different shoe imprints in front of a bay window leading to the home's basement door," the file shows.
At the convenience store, Moffett's and Phillips' shoe imprints matched the tracks left at the home, the file shows.
In a statement to police, Phillips, who is originally from Wisconsin, said she and Moffett were driving in the area when they saw the home.
Moffett allegedly said to Phillips, "Why don't we go look at this house being built?"
Phillips held a flashlight while Moffett used a crowbar to pry open the home's basement door, the file states. He then allegedly entered the home while Phillips stayed at the door "looking for cars."
As Feigert's vehicle approached the home, Moffett came running out of the house and led Phillips back to the car, the file states.
Both suspects posted bond Sunday. Moffett posted a $5,000 bond and Phillips a $150 bond.
Both are scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Oct. 17 in Routt County Court.