New hearing set for man accused of firing gun into Steamboat bar
October 10, 2012
Steamboat Springs — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled again for the man accused of firing a gun toward three people June 9 in a downtown Steamboat Springs bar.
Steven Torres still is in custody and appeared Wednesday before Routt County Judge James Garrecht. Torres has appeared in court numerous times, and Routt County Public Defender Sheryl Uhlmann always has asked for more time to move the case forward. In August, a plea hearing was scheduled, but it was canceled because Torres reportedly was considering a plea agreement that had been offered by the Routt County District Attorney's Office.
Torres has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder.
According to an arrest affidavit, Torres had been kicked out of The Tap House Sports Grill on Lincoln Avenue when he fired into the bar toward two male bouncers and a woman. No one was hit by the bullet, and Torres quickly was arrested after the incident.
Torres' bail has been set at $250,000.
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