Steamboat Springs On Wednesday, Harold Lloyd Hansen Jr. appeared in Routt County Court one day after he was arrested on a warrant. Routt County Judge James Garrecht set bail for Hansen at $5,000.
Hansen has been charged with a class four felony for allegedly stealing the money from an office at the Ptarmigan Inn, 2304 Apres Ski Way.
According to court records, Hansen allegedly stole the money from an office the morning of Feb. 19. At the time the alleged theft occurred, Hansen was visiting a friend who works at the hotel, court records show. Steamboat Springs Police investigated the theft and secured an arrest warrant for the former Steamboat Springs man, who had since moved to Cheyenne, on April 6.
Hansen was booked into the Routt County Jail Tuesday. His next court appearance is set for 1 p.m. May 9. If convicted of the felony theft charge, Hansen could be sentenced to two to six years in prison and fined as much as $500,000.
Attorneys seek plea bargain for inmate
Attorneys are working on a plea agreement for a 31-year-old Routt County Jail inmate who allegedly assaulted two police officers after he was caught with alcohol in jail.
James Todd Reimer's attorney, Larry Combs, and Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James are negotiating a plea agreement.
The talks between the two men forced Routt County Judge James Garrecht on Wednesday to continue the case.
"Hopefully, this matter can be resolved in two weeks," Combs said.
Reimer faces charges of second-degree possession of contraband, a class one misdemeanor, and two counts of second-degree assault on a peace officer, a class four felony.
Reimer faces the felony assault charges for allegedly kicking a sheriff's deputy and a state trooper while they tried to place him in a restraint chair after he was caught with the liquor inside the county jail Feb. 6.
Authorities believe Reimer left the jail to purchase the alcohol from a nearby liquor store when he was let outside to throw away trash and shovel snow.
Reimer and a second inmate, Alfred John Flood, were later caught with the alcohol as they were baking cookies in the jail's kitchen.
Reimer's next court appearance is set for 1 p.m. May 16.
Man to enter plea for burglary charge
A 33-year-old Fort Carson man waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday and is expected to enter a guilty plea to a felony charge next week for a burglary that occurred last fall.
Shawn Jay Moffett faces felony charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal trespass for entering a home last September. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.
When Moffett appears in front of 14th Judicial Judge District Judge Joel S. Thompson at 11 a.m. May 11, he will enter a guilty plea to a plea agreement that has been negotiated, said Drew Johnroe, Moffett's attorney.
According to court records, Moffett and a Wisconsin woman, Elizabeth Ann Phillips, allegedly broke into a home under construction in the 27500 block of Running Elk Lane in Clark.
The alleged burglary was in progress when a relative of the homeowner arrived at the home and saw two people run out.
Witnesses were able to give police a description of a car that left the scene. Steamboat Springs Police found the suspected vehicle at a local convenience store, and Moffett and Phillips were arrested.
For the incident, Phillips pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge Feb. 28.
Phillips faced a felony charge of burglary but pleaded guilty to a class two misdemeanor after a plea agreement was worked out between her attorney, Norm Townsend, and Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James.
For her guilty plea to the charge, Phillips was sentenced by Garrecht to one year of unsupervised probation, 120 hours of community service, fined $100 and ordered to pay $138 in court costs.