Inmate faces charges, again

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— About a month after a felony charge was dismissed against a 21-year-old Phippsburg man, the charge has been refiled because of a letter the man sent to a prosecutor.

On Feb. 28, Deputy District Attorney Charles Feldmann dismissed a class six felony, first-degree possession of contraband, he filed against Alfred John Flood.

Flood faced the charge because of a Feb. 6 incident where he allegedly shared a bottle of schnapps with another inmate at the Routt County Jail.

Feldmann agreed to dismiss the charge without prejudice, meaning he could refile the charge in the future, because Flood's good time behavior had been revoked by jail officials.

Feldmann decided to refile the charge when he recently received a letter from Flood that concerned him.

From the letter, "it was obvious he has not taken responsibility for his actions," Feldmann said. "I didn't feel he had taken advantage of the dismissal of that case. I felt it was appropriate to refile the charge again."

Flood will be served a summons and is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. April 24.

Currently, Flood is serving a two-year jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to third-degree assault on a peace officer last November. He received the jail sentence because he spat on a Steamboat Springs police officer in September.

Flood and James Todd Reimer were baking cookies in the jail's kitchen when they were allegedly caught with the alcohol.

Reimer, 30, allegedly left the jail to purchase the schnapps from a nearby liquor store.

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