Fired landfill manager hit with seven charges

Prosecutors on Wednesday filed seven charges against former Mesa County landfill manager Bob Edmiston, including felony counts of stalking and embezzlement of public property.

The formal charges — which were identical to the counts alleged in Edmiston’s arrest warrant affidavit — included misdemeanor counts of first-degree official misconduct, three counts of harassment and second-degree tampering.

Edmiston, 53, appeared in District Judge Thomas Deister’s courtroom free on bond and supported by his wife, as well as attorney Marna Lake, who asked the judge to delay further proceedings until she could review evidence against her client. Edmiston didn’t address the judge during the brief appearance.

He is scheduled to return to court June 21.

In the complaint filed Wednesday, prosecutors alleged Edmiston stalked the wife of a county employee from December 2009 through May 10.

The embezzlement charge relates to allegations that Edmiston used a county-owned Global-Positioning System to track the movements of the woman from December 2009 through March 15.

A county employee of 23 years and director of waste management since 1990, Edmiston was fired Tuesday.


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