Court roundup: Steamboat Springs man must register as sex offender



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Tyler O. Davis

— A 21-year-old Steamboat Springs man who police said approached several underage teenage girls and asked them for sex in exchange for money will have to register as a sex offender for five years.

Tyler Davis was arrested Aug. 1 and had been held in jail through his sentencing Aug. 30.

As part of a plea agreement, Davis pleaded guilty to harassment for following a person. He previously had been charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit inducement of a child for prostitution, a Class 4 felony.

Davis will be on sex offender probation for five years. He will have to complete 100 hours of community service, a psychosexual assessment and undergo any recommended treatment.

Stagecoach man sentenced in sexual assault case


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Daveth A. Young

The Stagecoach man charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail.

After a May trial ended in a hung jury, Daveth A. Young, 40, took a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Young previously had been charged with sex assault on a child, a Class 4 felony; sex assault on a child with a pattern of abuse, a Class 3 felony; and sex assault on a child younger than 15, a Class 4 felony.

Young was given credit for 14 days he already had served in jail. He will be on supervised sex offender probation for five years, will have to register as a sex offender and receive any recommended treatment. Young cannot have contact with any children.

Fines, probation and court costs will cost Young $7,349.30.

Routt County man pleads guilty to criminal trespassing


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William Robert Doyne

A Routt County man has pleaded guilty to felony first-degree criminal trespassing related to a car crash July 31 on Buffalo Pass.

Investigators from the Routt County Sheriff's Office think William Robert Doyne, 48, crashed his car, broke into a home and then stole a bike, reportedly to go look for help.

The Routt County District Attorney’s Office charged Doyne with driving under the influence of drugs, felony first-degree criminal trespassing, theft, criminal mischief and careless driving.

After his sentencing hearing Friday, Doyne said he had an "unfortunate but well-documented side effect to a prescription sleep medication."

Doyne received a deferred judgement. If he successfully completes two years of supervised probation, the case will be dismissed.

"I just want to move on with my life," Doyne said.

Former Steamboat restaurant manager pleads guilty to computer crime


Donna “Tonie” Roberts

The former manager of a Steamboat entertainment venue accused of taking control of domain names owned by her former employer took a plea deal in July.

Donna “Tonie” Roberts was arrested Feb. 1 and charged with suspicion of theft, computer crime and felony criminal impersonation.

Roberts pleaded guilty to misdemeanor computer crime. She was given a deferred judgement. If she successfully completes two years of unsupervised probation, the charge will be dismissed.

Roberts must complete 56 hours of community service and donate $100 to Partners in Routt County.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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John St Pierre 3 years, 7 months ago

its amazing over the last several years how many have been caught stealing from their employers and everyone of them gets no jail time...... what a deterrent !!!!!


Cresean Sterne 3 years, 7 months ago

Sexualy assaulting a child only gets you 30 days in jail and a few yrs probation..It does make you wonder John why the punishment for these crimes is quite minimal. They should at least make these people stand downtown on 3rd st. holding a bilboard about there charges..The punishment deoes seem awfuly light.


Cresean Sterne 3 years, 7 months ago

He will be on that list forever.. I think that after his jail time it should be manditory to explain what he did in public view..A few emberresing days on a street corner may actually do more good..


jerry carlton 3 years, 7 months ago

I always vote against retaining all judges. Let some other whimpering liberal live off the tax payers dollars.


Scott Wedel 3 years, 7 months ago

That is a pretty clear demonstration of how severely our local DA overcharges people. The plea deals are negotiated with the DA and the judge approves them. So the DA that originally charges people with felonies is willing to accept pleas to lesser charges and probation or deferred judgment.


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