Two Colorado State Troopers indicted by a Grand Jury in the death of Jason Kemp made their first court appearances earlier this morning. NBC 11 News reports that Trooper Ivan Lawyer was indicted on six counts, including criminally negligent homicide and Corporal Kirk Firko was indicted on five counts including 1st degree criminal trespassing. According to the indictment Kemp was shot by Lawyer on July 20th. CSP had been called out to a hit-and-run accident in the Redlands and went to Kemp’s home to investigate. The indictment says Kemp refused to answer his door so Lawyer eventually kicked it in and when he saw Kemp standing in the dark with his arm raised like he was holding a gun, Lawyer shot him. Both officers are on unpaid administrative leave.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 11:52a by Jim Kapp)
Seargent Marco Martez with the Mesa County Sheriffs Department told KJCT that in the wee hours of the morning a man was slashed with a knife in his own front yard. The incident took place over by Fox Run in Clifton. Officers say the wound was superficial and the man did not have to go to the hospital, however, they are looking for the man responsible for this attack. If you have any details concerning this crime please call 911….
Source: KJCT (Posted 11:54a by Jim Kapp)
The number of homeless students is up – dramatically – since Montrose County School District began providing voluntary surveys with registration packets this fall. The Daily Press reports that of the district’s 6,395 students, 232 fall under the definition of homeless. Kim Martin, homeless liaison for the school system explains that the recession coupled with the district’s new reporting tools is the reason for the increased figures. The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence….
Source: Montrose Daily Press (Posted 11:55a by Jim Kapp)