Blotter: March 25, 2009

Soldier accused of deserting

• A woman was arrested Monday on a fugitive-from-justice warrant alleging military desertion.
Sarah Anne McCoy, 27, was contacted at Fifth Street and Colorado Avenue about 10 p.m. and found to have a warrant alleging she deserted Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army basic combat training center in Columbia, S.C. McCoy is being held without bond in the Mesa County Jail.

Man guilty of assault on cop

• A Grand Junction man accused of trying to run down a police officer in April 2008 pleaded guilty Monday to three charges in the case.
Corey Marcella, 23, is being held without bond at Mesa County Jail while he awaits sentencing in May on felony charges of attempted vehicular homicide, menacing with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Marcella originally faced a host of charges including attempted murder for an incident that occurred at about 2 a.m. April 13 in the area of 32 and E roads.
Grand Junction police officer Adam Winch told investigators he was jogging when two men in a vehicle driven by Marcella stopped in front of him,  threatened to kill him, then got back inside the vehicle and tried to run him over, Marcella’s affidavit said.

Meth possession alleged

• A Rangely woman was arrested Monday after she was allegedly caught shoplifting from a Grand Junction Wal-Mart and found in possession of suspected methamphetamine, Grand Junction police reported.
Starla Jo Allen, 27, was jailed on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and theft of less than $500.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

•  Police are investigating a report that a known person forced a victim inside a home in the southwest part of the city and forcibly sexually assaulted her by touching her.

•  John Wilson, 30, address unknown, was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of theft after he allegedly stole merchandise from Kmart, 2809 North Ave.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

•  Tracy Martino, 43, address unknown, was issued a summons Monday after she reportedly stole less than $500 in merchandise from City Market, 569 32 Road.


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