Blotter, Aug. 4, 2017
Accused killer may plead
Attorneys for the 21-year-old man accused of stabbing to death Grand Junction man Caleb Fettig last year called off an evidentiary hearing on Thursday, citing “significant” progress in negotiations with prosecutors.
Terrence Richardson was arrested two days after the 20-year-old Fettig’s body was found at the A&W Mobile Home Park in early December. Richardson was set to appear before Mesa County District Judge Gretchen Larson Thursday for a preliminary hearing to hear a summary of prosecutors’ evidence against him.
At the hearing, which was attended by various members of Fettig’s family, defense attorneys Dan Shaffer and Matthew Hardin said that Richardson would waive his right to a preliminary hearing in three cases, including the murder case. Neither defense attorney said what exactly the negotiations have included, but asked for Richardson’s next hearing to be set a month or more out.
Larson scheduled Richardson to enter a plea in the cases on Sept. 5.
Transient accused of
soliciting child for sex
A 60-year-old transient was arrested Wednesday after allegedly soliciting a teenager for sex in Montrose, according to the Montrose Police Department.
Larry Leroy Bullard, who is facing felony counts of soliciting for child prostitution and pandering of a child, is accused of approaching a 15-year-old who was walking near Rose Lane and U.S. Highway 50 East and asking her if she wanted to earn $100, according to Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene Lillard.
He was located nearby, questioned and arrested. He was issued a $60,000 cash or surety bond Thursday in court, according to 7th Judicial District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller.
Lillard said it was also reported that Bullard might have approached a second female in the area as well.
According to the Grand Junction Police Department:
■ Someone stole property from the 3200 block of N. 12th Street on July 24.
■ Heraclio Delara-Lopez, 43, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday.
■ Someone defrauded a business in the 700 block of 22 Road of $100 using fake money on Monday.
■ Dawn Archuleta, 34, is accused of theft and tampering Tuesday.
■ Someone caused less than $1,000 in property damage while trying to break into a home in the 300 block of Independent Avenue on Tuesday.
■ Someone caused more than $1,000 in damage to a vehicle near the 1300 block of N. 25th Street on Tuesday.
■ Someone shot a gun in the 500 block of 28 1/2 Road on Wednesday, causing less than $1,000 in property damage.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:
■ A fire burned a small portion of a yard in the 3000 block of Silver Court on Monday.
■ Someone stole about $160 worth of property from a vehicle in the 400 block of 32 Road on Sunday.
According to the Montrose Police Department:
■ Jacqueline Valles-Solis, 21, was cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct Saturday.
■ Victor Frias, 30, is accused of domestic violence, harassment and restraining order violation Sunday.
■ Christopher Guidroz, 52, was cited on suspicion of shoplifting Sunday.
■ Zu Li, 50, was cited on suspicion of disorderly conduct Sunday.
■ Andrew Dallas, 34, is accused of assault and domestic violence Monday.
■ Robby Miller, 26, is accused of telephone services obstruction and domestic violence Monday.
According to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office:
■ Maria Borjas, 27, is accused of domestic violence, assault and child abuse Wednesday.
■ Wesley W. Tucker, 32, is accused of drug possession and other offenses Wednesday.
■ Robert J. Burnett, 35, is accused of drug possession, child abuse and other offenses Wednesday.
■ Adolfo Nunoz-Carrillo, 52, is accused of drug possession and other offenses Wednesday.