Steamboat man back in court day after getting out of jail


Less than 24 hours after bonding out of jail, a 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man was back in Routt County Court on Wednesday, accused of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

Philip Carroll Robinson was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of violating a restraining order and violating his bail bond conditions. As Steamboat Springs police officers tried to handcuff him and put him in the patrol car, the man kicked an officer and spat in his face, court records state.

When sitting in the patrol car, the man refused to put his legs inside the car and continued to kick the door open. After the door was shut, Robinson allegedly was yelling at and threatening the officers, according to court records.

The arrest came after police responded to a report that Robinson had been involved in a fight and had been seen holding by the hair a woman who had a restraining order against him. The other man in the fight did not want to press charges against Robinson, who allegedly hit him in the jaw.

Robinson appeared in court Wednesday afternoon on charges of violation of bond conditions, violation of a protection order, second-degree assault and resisting arrest.

Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James asked that Robinson's bond be set at $20,000, a higher amount than what typically comes with the charges. The request stemmed from Robinson's lengthy criminal history that has accumulated in the past two months, St. James said.

Robinson asked that the bond be set at the typical $5,000. Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht said the $20,000 bond was more than reasonable given Robinson's most recent arrest, and he set the bond at that amount.

Just a day earlier, Robinson posted a $21,000 bond to get out of jail on charges of violating his bail bond conditions. Robinson had been in jail since Jan. 28.

Robinson's first run-in with local law enforcement was in August, when he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Robinson's criminal history grew considerably Nov. 10, when he was arrested on suspicion of stealing three vehicles, breaking into a home and leading police officers on a brief chase before being taken down with a Taser stun gun.

After that arrest, Robinson was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond with the condition that he successfully complete a rehabilitation program.

Another man who was booked into the Routt County Jail for resisting arrest Wednesday morning was too uncooperative for a court advisement hearing that afternoon.

Eric Burns Carlson, 52, of Steamboat Springs, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault of a police officer, driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest and careless driving.

Police Capt. Joel Rae said Carlson was pulled over on a routine traffic stop and placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI. Carlson kicked an officer in the groin and in the chest as he was being taken into custody, Rae said.


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