Tag Archives: District Attorney

Shakeup: Buck and Gardner switching places

By Jack Minor –   In a bizarre twist, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has announced he is pulling out of the race for the Senate nomination against Mark Udall and will instead run for the 4th Congressional District … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper in crosshairs over Obamacare numbers

By Jack Minor –   Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper finds himself facing another obstacle to his reelection campaign as his administration finds itself accused of stacking an investigative panel over charges Sen. Mark Udall pressured state insurance regulators to edit … Continue reading

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Buck plays Santa for Migrant children

The Migrant Christmas Fiesta, now in its 16th year, was held at Northridge High School on Sunday, November 15. At the event, hundreds of migrant children received gifts from Santa, one of whom was played by Weld County District Attorney … Continue reading

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Convicted murderer getting new trial because no blacks on jury

A convicted murderer in a pair of horrific crimes form the 1980s has now been granted the righto a new trial for the reason that none of his jurors were African-American.   The San Francisco Chronicle reported how Steven Crittenden … Continue reading

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Rockwell sentenced to 144 years for Evans shooting incident

Greeley, CO – Today in Weld County District Court, Matthew Gene Rockwell (DOB: 4/13/86) was sentenced to 144 years in prison for beating his girlfriend then shooting at police officers and paramedics he had beckoned to his Evans home with … Continue reading

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Greeley man gets 24 years for child pornography

GREELEY– In Weld County District Court on Wednesday, James Michael Streit was sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child and failure to register as a sex offender.   District Attorney Ken Buck’s Office prosecuted Streit … Continue reading

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Weld DA tells how cancer helped his family draw closer to God, each other

In an exclusive interview with the Northern Colorado Gazette, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck explains how his recent bout with cancer and what he terms a miracle in being cured of the disease.   I think it helped my … Continue reading

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Sheriff candidate says office needs to shift focus from tickets to catching bad guys

by Jack Minor —   A local law-enforcement official, who is one of the candidates in the running to replace Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he believes the department is more concerned with raising revenue from writing traffic tickets … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper, a coward without a compass of conviction

By Craig Masters Governor Hickenlooper demonstrated once again this week just how unqualified he is to be a leader – let alone a governor. In deciding not to decide the resolution to the capital punishment case of Nathan Dunlap, Hickenlooper … Continue reading

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Patrick Leahy denies he’s “playing games” in gun control committee

by Craig Masters Every trial attorney knows how important the art of questioning is to getting the answers they want the jury to hear. It is the height of gamesmanship in the court room. An example is the popular question: … Continue reading

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Greeley man gets 16 years for sexual assault on a child

GREELEY – Today in Weld County District Court, Samuel Sanchez-Brito ) was sentenced to 16 years to life in the Department of Corrections for the repeated sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.   On Sept. 6, Sanchez-Brito was convicted by … Continue reading

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Buck defends continuing prosecution of marijuana users

by Jack Minor –   Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has defended his decision to continue prosecuting marijuana users saying despite passage of an amendment legalizing the drug’s use, it is currently still illegal and he has a duty … Continue reading

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Colorado Supreme Court ruling moves sexual assault case forward

by Peter Grady– A case against involving an alleged sexual assault on a child will be moving forward following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling in favor of an appeal filed by Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. The case involved … Continue reading

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Holmes gets 51 years for kidnapping, assaulting wife

By Jack Minor A Greeley man convicted of assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her in 2009 received a sentence of 51 years in prison. The conviction followed a week long trial which combined two different cases both stemming … Continue reading

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ICE investigation results in 12 year sentence for sex offender possessing child pornography

By Jack Minor Following an investigation by local Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, a registered sex offender was sentenced to 12 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Anthony Long has a criminal history involving crimes against children dating back … Continue reading

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DA will not press charges in Greeley mall incident

By Jack Minor The Weld County District Attorney’s Office decided today that charges will not be filed against 30 year old Peter Lain of Evans related to the crash that occurred at the Greeley Mall on July 10, 2010. Lain … Continue reading

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Norton Ad Misleads Voters

By Mike Bauman  In a campaign commercial being aired by Senate Candidate Jane Norton, she asserts, “Here’s the truth. In state government, I cut budgets.”  A check of the facts reveals this to be a lie.  Norton ran the Colorado … Continue reading

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U Visa denials by DA’s office for cases over 10 years old

By Jack Minor Recently, the Weld District Attorney’s office and District Attorney Ken Buck have come under fire from the Greeley Tribune for exercising discretion in the granting of U Visas.  The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of … Continue reading

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Norton Misleads in Campaign Commercial

By Mike Bauman In a campaign commercial being aired by Senate Candidate Jane Norton, she asserts, “Here’s the truth. In state government, I cut budgets.” A check of the facts reveals this to be a lie.  Norton ran the Colorado … Continue reading

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Dismal weather did not prevent DA volunteers from updating safehouse room

By Jack Minor Despite chilly temperatures and constant rain, the spirits of seven Weld County District Attorney’s Office employees were not dampened on Saturday when they arrived at A Woman’s Place to update a room. A Woman’s Place serves victims … Continue reading

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Officers cleared in Double Clutch shooting

By Jack Minor The Weld County District Attorney’s office issued a report stating it has completed its investigation into an officer involved shooting that occurred in Evans on May 16, concluding that officers acted properly and no charges will be … Continue reading

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DA’s office helps women dress for success

By Jack Minor During the month of May the Weld County District Attorney’s office helped gather clothing for a local charity that provides professional clothing to women entering the workforce. The office conducted a clothing drive which resulted in over … Continue reading

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NEW OFFICE OPENS IN GREELEY FOR IMMIGRATIONS AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

The community should not expect a drastic increase in immigration projects. – Kumar Kibble By Jim Frazier Five stocky men in dark suits and sunglasses stood outside the building to direct media and other guests to the ICE open house … Continue reading

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One of Weld’s 10 Most Wanted now warns teens against the destructive lifestyle

Photos and Story By Jack Minor, For the Greeley Gazette Less than one year ago, Isaac Garcia was on “Weld County’s 10 Most Wanted” list. Now the 24 year old spends time talking with students at local high schools about … Continue reading

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