Man gets probation for disconnecting 911 call


— A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man was placed on one year of supervised probation and fined $100 for disconnecting a telephone during an argument with his girlfriend in April.

Adam Ray Zimmerman was also ordered by Routt County Judge James Garrecht to receive therapy for substance abuse, take domestic-violence classes and perform 48 hours of community service. He must submit to random drug testing.

Wednesday's sentence stems from Zimmerman's guilty plea to wiretapping, a class one misdemeanor.

Zimmerman was arrested in the early morning hours of April 6 after a dispute with his girlfriend in the 1900 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Police went to the residence after a 911 call was placed. The call was placed by the 22-year-old woman, but the call abruptly came to an end.

Zimmerman ripped the telephone out of the woman's hand and also unplugged the phone from the wall.

Zimmerman has to pay for the supervised probation cost, $420, and pay $138 in court costs.

Initially, Zimmerman was charged with felony wiretapping and misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and harassment.

If Zimmerman violates his probation, he could be sentenced to one year in the Routt County Jail.


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