Blotter, Nov. 26, 2016

Multiple charges in arrest

A 50-year-old man who was sentenced to a work release program by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office but who failed to show up for about a year both lost his chance to participate in the now-defunct program, and gained a new felony charge after being arrested by officers responding to a verbal disturbance on Thanksgiving Day.

Travis J. Falls allegedly tried to flee, lied to deputies about his identity and fought them while they were putting him in handcuffs, an affidavit for his arrest said.

The deputies, who were responding to the reported disturbance in the 2900 block of Red Willow Drive Thursday morning, eventually used a Taser against Fall when he started to kick a deputy, the report said.

Falls could be charged with felony criminal impersonation and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and contempt of court. Mesa County Judge Gretchen Larson said Friday that Falls, who was sentenced to work release in connection with a conviction of a third driving under the influence offense, would have his work release sentence converted to “straight jail.”

Falls, who is held in lieu of cash-only bonds totaling $1,500, is due back in court Dec. 2.


According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office:

■ Deputies responded to a reported vandalism in the 500 block of 31 Road on Nov. 18.

■ Emily Lundy, 41, is accused of domestic harassment Nov. 19.


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