Man to serve three years for robbery

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A Craig teenager who helped rob a man on the Yampa River Core Trail was sentenced to three years in a community corrections program.

Trever Hyer, 18, was the last of the three teenagers involved in the robbery to be sentenced. Hyer's sentence was handed down Monday in District Court.

The District Attorney's Office dropped charges Tuesday against a 31-year-old Denver man who had been suspected of violating bond conditions by driving a motorcycle. The charges stemmed from a July incident in which a resident reportedly saw Dan Robbins driving a motorcycle in Routt County. Robbins was not allowed to operate a motor vehicle at the time because of bond conditions in a Grand County case in which Robbins faces charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and manslaughter. Those charges stem from an accident that killed a Clark man who was a passenger in Robbins' vehicle. A trial in that case is scheduled for January. Robbins' attorney, Charles Feldmann, said the DA's Office was able to confirm with two witnesses in Denver that Robbins was not in Routt County in July and could not have been driving a motorcycle here.

Michael Renwick, 49, of Steamboat Springs, accepted a plea agreement with the DA's Office in a fraudulent check-writing case. Renwick was arrested on suspicion of writing several fraudulent checks worth more than $5,000 in May. He also was suspected of stealing property from the Holiday Inn. As part of the plea agreement, Renwick pleaded guilty to two felony counts of attempted theft and two misdemeanor counts of fraud by check. He will be sentenced at 2 p.m. Nov. 7.

The cases against two Steamboat Springs women suspected of stealing money from the Hampton Inn of Steamboat Springs had their cases continued Tuesday to allow their attorneys more time for discovery. Angela Robinson, 41, and Sandra McMahon, 43, face Class 3 felony theft charges on suspicion of stealing from the hotel at which they worked. The women are accused of keeping former employees on the payroll and then cashing their paychecks. Their cases were continued to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

As part of his plea agreement, Hyer will serve three years in the Correctional Alternative Placement Services, or CAPS, program in Craig. He will remain in custody until space is available at CAPS. Hyer was sentenced only on a robbery charge because part of his plea agreement involved the dismissal of theft, aggravated robbery and committing a violent crime with a weapon charges.

Hyer received a 189-day credit for the time he already has served in jail.

Hyer was arrested in March with co-defendants Ellisa Rhi--ann Simpson, 18, and a 17-year-old. The arrests stemmed from an incident in which the three teens tackled a man on the core trail, put a fake gun to his head, took his wallet and broke his cell phone.

Simpson and Hyer accepted the same plea agreement from the District Attorney's Office but received different sentences. Simpson was sentenced to two years in prison for her role in the robbery. The 17-year-old also received a two-year prison sentence.

-- To reach Alexis DeLaCruz, call 871-4234

or e-mail adelacruz@steamboatpilot.com

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