Man pleads guilty to stealing snowboard

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A Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty in Routt County District Court on Wednesday to stealing a snowboard and possessing less than 1 gram of cocaine.

Jeremy Patrick Allee, 24, pleaded guilty to a Class 2 misdemeanor theft charge and Class 6 felony drug charge as part of a plea agreement reached with the District Attorney's Office.

A 38-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of violating terms of his probation by not attending a sex-offender program he was ordered in August to complete as part of his sentence.

Edwin Eugene Perry was sentenced to 90 days in jail and eight years of "intense probation" for sexually assaulting a child younger than 14, a Class 5 felony. Perry was advised in Routt County District Court that because he failed to attend a program called "Redirecting Sexual Aggression," he could face three years in prison and a mandatory parole of two years.

The program's staff dropped Perry from the program for what they called aggressive behavior toward employees and other clients, District Judge Paul McLimans said.

Perry told McLimans he did not want to admit or deny the charges without having consulted with a public defender.

Perry is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18.

A 41-year-old Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty in Routt County District Court to attempted sexual assault, a Class 5 felony, and providing false information to a pawnbroker, a Class 6 felony.

The man -- who will not be named to protect the identity of the victim in the case -- admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in November. The man also admitted to giving a false address to a pawnbroker at Mister Money when he tried to sell DVDs and CDs.

As part of the man's plea agreement, Deputy District Attorney Tammy Jenson told McLimans that the man could serve his sentences concurrently. McLimans told the man he could face as many as three years in prison for the sexual assault and as many as 18 months in prison for providing the false information. The man also could be sentenced to a mandatory parole sentence and fined as much as $100,000.

The man will be sentenced at 10 a.m. March 1.

The case against a 44-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of groping a 15-year-old girl was continued to 10 a.m. Jan 25 during a hearing in Routt County Court.

The man's name is being withheld until he is sentenced to protect the identity of the victim in the case.

The man's attorney, Erick Nordstrom, asked the case be continued for two or three weeks during the man's hearing.

Jenson told County Judge James Garrecht that she did not oppose continuing the case but was concerned that the case should not be continued for more than three weeks because the victim in the case is a minor.

The man is charged with having sexual contact with a non-consenting person, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Allee was arrested in December on suspicion of stealing a man's snowboard from Gondola Square. The man later recognized Allee standing with his board and confronted him about it. Allee ran from the man during their conversation but was caught. Officers taking Allee to Routt County Jail reported he was squirming in the back seat of their patrol vehicle and that they found a small bag of cocaine on the floorboard.

District Judge Paul McLimans said Allee could face as many as 18 months in prison for possessing less than 1 gram of cocaine, as well as a mandatory parole, $100,000 fine, community service and loss of driving privileges. McLimans also said Allee could face as many as 12 months in prison and a $1,000 fine for the theft.

Deputy District Tammy Jenson told McLimans that Allee could serve his sentences concurrently.

During Wednesday's hearing, Jenson also brought up a case in which Allee pleaded guilty to third-degree assault charges but has yet to be sentenced.

McLimans decided to combine the two cases and sentence Allee at the same time for both of them.

Jenson said Allee agreed to plead guilty to the third-degree assault charges and that he would tentatively face one year of supervised probation, six months of unsupervised probation, anger-management classes and a mental health evaluation during sentencing.

However, Jenson said Allee failed to show up for sentencing in that case, which is why County Judge James Garrecht bound the case over from County to District Court.

Jenson also requested Mc----Limans modify Allee's restraining order against the victim in the assault case because the victim is his father. Jenson said Allee's father has asked the restraining order be modified to allow him to contact his son.

Allee will be sentenced at 2 p.m. Feb 14.

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