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Man accused of brandishing knife at Steamboat bar

Other recent arrests result in variety of felony charges

— Four men and one woman face felony charges as a result of several recent incidents in Routt County.

A 27-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested at about 1 a.m. Thursday after a bouncer at a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street said the man brandished a knife, made a threat, punched a customer in the face and broke out a window.

Jeffrey Shon Colquitt was arrested by Steamboat Springs Police Department officers on suspicion of felony menacing, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Colquitt appeared in Routt County Court on Thursday and his bond was set at $2,000.

According to an affidavit filed with Routt County Court, Colquitt became angry when the bouncer asked him to leave shortly before 1 a.m. Once outside the bar, the affidavit states Colquitt came back to the door and said "I will kill both of you." Colquitt left and returned as customers were being let out of the bar, punched one of the customers in the face, and pushed the bouncer to the floor, the affidavit states. The bouncer reported hearing a window break and later saw Colquitt walking down Eighth Street toward Lincoln Avenue, where police took him into custody and recovered the knife.

According to the affidavit, Colquitt admitted to punching the window out of anger.

■ A two-car crash Wednesday night on Routt County Road 29 near mile marker nine sent two people to the hospital and resulted in the arrest of Patrick Wayne Hilderbrant, 24, of Clark. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI, careless driving causing bodily injury, felony vehicular assault, driving without a licence and driving with an open alcohol container. Hilderbrant appeared in Routt County Court on Thursday and his bond was set at $10,000.

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According to an affidavit filed with the court by the Colorado State Patrol, Hilderbrant was speeding 10 to 20 miles over the posted speed limit in his Toyota Prius when he drove into the southbound lane and collided with a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. According to State Patrol troopers, Hilderbrant admitted to drinking two beers at a bar in Steamboat Springs and field sobriety tests were "not completed as a sober person was." His blood was drawn at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, Todd Quarles, of Louisiana, had to be extricated from the pickup and was taken to YVMC and treated for a broken kneecap, Cpl. Rob Debelak said Thursday. The passenger also was taken to YVMC but was not injured.

■ An Oklahoma woman was arrested Wednesday after the Colorado State Patrol stopped a car June 15 that they discovered was stolen.

Laine Marie Fry, 30, of Oklahoma, was arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated motor vehicle theft and felony theft. Fry appeared in Routt County Court on Thursday, and her bond was set at $10,000.

Cody James Peters, 29, of Oklahoma, was arrested June 15 after the traffic stop on suspicion of felony aggravated motor vehicle theft, felony theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to an affidavit, troopers recovered a small amount of methamphetamine that Peters said was his.

Troopers also found a semi-automatic handgun between a car seat that had two rounds in the magazine. Troopers think the handgun was stolen.

■ The Routt County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday filed a first-degree felony assault charge against a 19-year-old Steamboat man suspected of being involved in a fight.

The Routt County Sheriff's Office arrested John Alan Burrow on a warrant June 14. He was released from custody after posting bond.

According to the arrest warrant, Burrow was involved in a fight early in the morning June 3 at the Hinman campground in North Routt County. The incident was reported June 5. Deputies think Burrow kicked a 21-year-old man with his cowboy boot, and the man suffered two broken ribs and a punctured lung.

The charge against Burrow alleges he used a deadly weapon — a cowboy boot — to inflict serious bodily injury.

Burrow's attorney, Sandy Horner, said Thursday that he could not comment on the case because he has not received the reports.

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