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MISSING MAN FOUND IN FLAT TOPS AREA, QUESTIONED ABOUT WOMAN’S DEATH

Garfield County—The Routt County man considered a ‘person of interest’ in the death of a woman has been found in the Flat Tops wilderness of Garfield County.  22 year old Cole Pollard was found at Trapper’s Lake Recreation Area this morning at 11 o’clock and is now in the custody of Routt County officials for questioning.  Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says he will probably be charged with the murder of 22 year old Patricia Richmond. Her body was found tied up and face down in a home owned by the parents of her fiance in Clark, a small town north of Steamboat Springs. Pollard is said to be a distant cousin of Richmond’s fiance. His vehicle was found last night and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist in the search along with the BLM, the Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Pollard has already been charged with stealing guns and other items from the home.

PARACHUTE COUPLE BEING EXTRADITED BACK TO GARFIELD COUNTY

Parachute—Extradition proceedings are underway to bring a Parachute couple back to Garfield County to face charges in the murder of their four week daughter.  More disturbing information is being released in the apparent beating death of little Sarah Ogden.  41 year old Phyllis Wyatt and 29 year old Matthew Ogden will be formally charged this week with Ogden facing one count of murder.  Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire  says the baby died of multiple blunt force injuries that fractured her skull and caused internal bleeding in her brain.  According to arrest information Ogden offered several different explanations; that she fell out of a bouncy chair, a dog knocked her off the couch or he may have accidentally hit her in the middle of the night while sleeping.  Wyatt’s stories differ from Ogden’s. She says she saw Ogden violently shake her fussy baby girl then took her to another room in their Cottonwood View apartment when she heard screams and pounding noises.  Wyatt will likely be charged with fatal child abuse and negligence.

GARCO MANAGER RESIGNS

Glenwood Springs—After four productive, trying and prosperous years, Andrew Gorgey has officially called it quits as Garfield County Manager.  Almost four years ago to the day, Gorgey was hired as the County Attorney and six months later after a personnel shake up, found himself doing both jobs and according colleagues, doing them well.  Neither Gorgey or the Board of County Commissioners would go into detail for Gorgey’s departure.  The only explanation offered was that the separation was mutually agreed upon due to a change in direction.  All three commissioners and other staff members had nothing but high praise for his performance both as the County Attorney and Manager.

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