Wednesday, January 24, 2001
Steamboat Springs On Wednesday, Routt County Judge James Garrecht reduced the bail for Joshua A. Carter, who allegedly broke into a Hayden home Sunday morning.
Garrecht reduced Carter's bail from $20,000 to $5,000.
Although the amount was reduced, Carter probably will not be able to post the bail, said James Oliphant, Carter's lawyer.
"It's a practical matter," Oliphant said. "The bail might as well have been increased to $40,000."
The Steamboat Springs man was arrested just after 2 a.m. Sunday after he allegedly broke into a Hayden home belonging to Roland Smith.
At the time of the alleged burglary in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue, Smith and his wife were sleeping.
Police were called to the home, after the couple was awakened because of noise from the home's living room.
Carter, who was intoxicated at the time, was arrested by two Hayden officers.
He was found sitting in the living room.
Police allegedly found food from the home hidden in Carter's clothing.
Carter was arrested about four months after he served a jail sentence in the Routt County Jail.
Last June, Carter was sentenced to six months in the county jail for pleading guilty to third-degree assault and violation of a bond condition.