Monday Edward Geavanni Cox (DOB 05/08/80) was arrested in Paonia by Gunnison and Delta County Sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for 1st degree murder, class 1 felony and Child abuse resulting in death which is a class 2 felony. This arrest was for the homicide of Christian Wentz (DOB 4/28/09) on April 17, 2010 in Somerset and culminated after an extensive investigation involving the Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office, Gunnison County Coroner’s Office, Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Paonia Police Department, and the 7th Judicial District Attorneys office. Cox is currently being held in the Gunnison County Detention Center for the above charges under a no bond warrant. He is scheduled for Court on May 11th, however a hearing will be held in regard to advisement of rights prior to that time. The arrest affidavit has been sealed by the courts per request of the District Attorneys Office pending further investigation of pertinent items involving the case.
Source: Press Release (Posted 7:56a)
Last night the City of Delta swore in their new City Manager. Joe Kerby is a familiar name on the Western Slope as he is the former Montrose County Manager, and most recently the former Deputy County Manager in Douglas County. Kerby says some of his short term goals are the Bill Heddles Recreation Center expansion project and the Alternate Truck Route. To contact Joe Kerby directly call the City of Delta at 874-7566.
The Fruita boy who may have saved lives, including his own last month when he successfully stopped his grandmother’s speeding truck after she suffered a seizure is being honored this month. According to the Daily Sentinel, Fruita City Council deemed May 25, 2010 as Dillon Earl Day. After his grandmother suffered a seizure while driving on I-70 April 25th, the 8-year-old said he simply took off his seatbelt, steered the truck to the side of the road, and put on the brake. Dillon even made national news as his story was recently broadcast on CNN’s Headline News. His grandmother has since recovered from the accident.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 7:14a)
Montrose Police have responded to an abundance of car break-ins this week. Commander Gene Lillard advises car owners to be sure to lock their vehicles up, and that if there are valuables inside, to hide them so a passerby can’t see them. Lillard says one arrest has been made but they’re not sure at this time whether or not that individual is responsible for all of the recent break-ins.
Montrose County unveiled the newly repaved Taxiway B at the Montrose Regional Airport yesterday. The Daily Press says the project got underway after complaints from local pilots and recognizing the need for a taxiway that can better withstand heavy traffic. The airport obtained about $80,000 from the state and $20,000 from the County to resurface 1,700 feet of taxiway, an investment that should last 8-10 years.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 7:11a)