Craig man accused of forcing himself on 19-year-old

Police think alcohol was involved in reported incident at Dream Island Mobile Home Park


— A 30-year-old Craig man appeared in court Wednesday accused of forcing himself on a 19-year-old woman in Dream Island Mobile Home Park on July 10.

The man has been charged with nonconsensual sexual contact, a Class 4 felony, and third-degree misdemeanor assault.

Since being arrested July 13, he posted $50,000 bond and was not in custody when he appeared in Routt County court. The court is in the process of appointing a public defender to represent him. He is next due in court July 27 at 2 p.m.

According to an arrest affidavit filed with the court by Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Dave Kleiber, the incident occurred at about 8 p.m. at the mobile home park and started when a woman was visiting friends on the west side of the property. The man arrived at about 7:45 p.m. and was helping a friend work on a car. According to police, the woman reported that the man was intoxicated and started talking to her about smoking methamphetamine.

“He asked her if she was willing to sell methamphetamine for him and wanted to know if Steamboat would be a profitable area for him to start selling methamphetamine,” the affidavit states.

The woman told him that she did not do drugs and that “he was with the wrong crowd if he wanted people to smoke methamphetamine with him,” the affidavit states. The woman then said he snapped and became enraged and extremely violent. Two or three men tackled him, and the woman said she hid next to a fence behind a large tree.

The affidavit states that the man saw the woman and calmly walked over to her. He tried to punch the woman and then pinned her against the fence and repeatedly tried to kiss her and put his hands down her pants, the affidavit states. The woman was able to get free, and she ran to her car and locked herself inside. She did not see the man again and reported the incident to police.

According to the affidavit, the man has an extensive arrest record going back to 1996 that includes arrests related to drugs, theft and weapons. In July 2004, he got into a fight with his girlfriend in Moffat County. Police thought he was armed and dangerous during that incident, and a 12-hour standoff ensued. Police fired chemicals into the house, forcing him out. Police reported finding a sawed-off shotgun in the house.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation related to that incident. In late 2005, he was sentenced to a year in prison for violating the terms of his probation.

He has said in court that alcohol was at the root of his legal troubles.

He declined to comment after court Wednesday and referred questions to his attorney, who has not been appointed.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today does not typically identify those accused of sex crimes until they have been convicted.

— To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email


Rich Hall 5 years ago

Kudos to out local court system for keeping this guy away from our young women. Let me guess...someone gave him a slap on the wrist because they didn't want to have to deal with him? Be kind to the criminal and throw him back out into the community!

30 days in jail after an armed standoff? Seriously? And now he is out assaulting young women? I put this one squarely on the judge's lap. These people show us want kind of people they are, and then our judges let them off so they can go on to harm others. This is getting old around here.


Rich Hall 5 years ago

Ok, I meant to type "what" instead of "want". My apologies.


seeuski 5 years ago

Agreed, and why isn't the Pilot naming the perp? I'll go to the arrest report section and get that myself.


seeuski 5 years ago

Arrest report: Wednesday, July 13

Jonathan David Crook, 30, Denver — Third-degree assault (SSPD)

Police call: July 10th 8:46 p.m. Police were called to a report of a sexual assault in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. Police wouldn’t provide any more information.


Phoebe Hackman 5 years ago

Someone like this, with a record going back at least 14 years, considered armed and dangerous during a 12-hour standoff with police, looking for a foothold to sell meth in our community, sexually aggressive with a history of violence ... this doesn't warrant a name and picture in the paper, but the woman in Oak Creek does? What's up, Pilot??????


1999 5 years ago

phoebe...I agree with you here. I guess a mom endangering her children is more tabloid worthy reporting than a 30 year old molesting an adult woman.

go figure.

they certainly know which stories get more attention.

shame on as readers I guess.


scott selby 5 years ago

Thanks for looking that up see.

Does anyone know what happened to this guy after he backed out of is plea deal?

"Marco Serge Pauvert, 55, owner of The Epicurean restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of indecent exposure."

I did not remember any follow-up and could not find any when I just searched the Pilot site.


Kristopher Hammond 5 years ago

Marco's cases are on hold. The DA's are appealing an adverse pretrial ruling by the County Court regarding admissibility of certain evidence. The District Court has the appeal and is expected to rule soon. The ruling will tell the County Court what evidence can (or can not) be admitted at trial. Stay tuned.


local1 5 years ago

And this guy was spotted in town Monday night with a young girl and when the police were contacted they wouldn't do a thing about it! Yet the victim was told by police that he went back to Denver. So much for feeling safe!!


blue_spruce 5 years ago

"...he was armed and dangerous during that incident, and a 12-hour standoff ensued. Police fired chemicals into the house, forcing him out. Police reported finding a sawed-off shotgun in the house. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation related to that incident...."

just 30 days?!? doesn't a 2nd DUI get more time then that?!?


bandmama 5 years ago

Nice to see that the online sex offender registration with the county and city hasn't been updated in.....a very long time.


denverdiva 5 years ago

why would you feel safe hes dating emily wickham the public defender maybe thats why they left his name out too


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