NEWS: Wednesday August 18, 2010

Aug 18th @ 8:27 am in News by Scott Staley

A former Gunnison County jailer has struck a plea deal for the first in a string of alleged offenses. According to the Gunnison Country Times, Tawnya Sponable appeared in Montrose County Court August 4th and pleaded guilty to a single charge of official misconduct in exchange for a year of probation plus a $1,000 fine and court costs. Sponable is one of five who was caught up in a soap opera at the Gunnison County Jail last year. She married inmate Joseph Stromayer shortly thereafter. Of the five charged in the jail investigation, which involved sex and drugs, as well as perjury, only former jail Captain Michelle Zadra fought charges and was found guilty by a jury. She was sentenced to a month of jail.
Source: Gunnison Country Times
Source: Daily Press contributed to this story
(Posted 7:16a)

Grand Junction Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 6 foot tall, 190lb man who allegedly tried to abduct a young girl last night. The Daily Sentinel says that the girl was allegedly grabbed by the man, wearing a black ski mask, hooded sweatshirt, and baggy pants, as she was entering the Canyon View Vineyard Church on 24 ½ Road last night. If you know anything about this incident call 242-6707. The girl was able to escape and called 911 immediately after.
Daily Sentinel (Posted 7:15a)

Canceled event. The Dream Catcher Therapy Center & End of the Trail Horse Rescue Sanctuary are canceling an event that was scheduled for later this month due to lack of participation. The Down Under Horsemanship clinic at the Montrose County Fairgrounds was set for August 28-29. Again, this event has been canceled.
Source: PSA    (Posted 7:14a)