Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Two Steamboat Springs residents accused of providing alcohol to three teenage girls were appointed legal counsel Wednesday in Routt County Court.
Jamie Marie Adams, 38, and Travis Thomas Browning, 28, were arrested in October on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class 4 felony. Adams and Browning are accused of providing alcohol to girls at a Steamboat Springs residence. One girl's mother reported the allegation to police, according to police reports.
Neither Adams nor Browning had secured legal representation since their arrests.
Browning bonded out of Routt County Jail after he was arrested, and Adams remained in custody.
During a Nov. 9 hearing, Adams told County Judge James Garrecht that she had applied for the public defender and was concerned that she was still in custody three weeks after being arrested without hearing anything from the public defender's office.
Garrecht told Adams on Wednesday that public defender Trevor McFee would represent her in future proceedings.
McFee told Garrecht that since he had just received discovery in Adams' case Wednesday morning, he would need more time to become familiar with the case before proceeding.
Adams's case is further complicated because she is facing felony drug charges in Jefferson County and is scheduled to appear on those charges Nov. 28.
McFee asked Garrecht to continue Adams's case until McFee had time to assess it.
Deputy District Attorney Tammy Jenson agreed with McFee to continue the case, at least for a time.
"This case does involve child victims, and I don't think we should string this out that long," she said.
Garrecht also appointed legal representation to Browning on Wednesday and continued his case.
Steamboat Springs attorney Leslie Goldstein will represent Browning.
Browning will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30.
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