Thursday, January 25, 2001
Steamboat Springs Lawyers are negotiating a plea agreement for a 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man who has been charged with felony assault.
Joseph E. Perlebach's lawyer, Norm Townsend, and Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James are currently trying to work out an agreement.
"We are trying to settle this in this court," Townsend said to Routt County Judge James Garrecht Wednesday afternoon.
Townsend asked for Garrecht to continue his client's case until 1 p.m. Jan. 31.
Perlebach, who is being held in the Routt County Jail on a $5,000 bond, has been charged with second-degree assault for a fight that occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.
According to a court file, Perlebach allegedly assaulted a man with a stick at about 2 a.m. at a party on Little Moon Trail.
The man, who possibly suffered a broken nose, told police he and Perlebach got into an argument, which escalated into a fight.
The victim told police Perlebach punched him in the face and then hit him in the head and face with a stick, the file shows. The fight between the two men was broken up by other people at the party, and Perlebach left the scene before police arrived. He was arrested a day later.