Convicted ex-DA turns self in before sentencing in felony case

Myrl Serra

Convicted felon and former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra surrendered Tuesday night at the Montrose County Jail, revoking his own bond while awaiting sentencing in a bond-violation case.

Serra, 49, arrived at the jail at 7 p.m. and relinquished the $5,000 cash bond he posted Dec. 22, following his arrest on charges he intimidated a woman who is a potential witness against him in another case, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Bobbie McCoid said.

Serra, who could have remained free until his next trial, has accepted verdicts returned by a jury last week and is ready to move on, said M. Colin Bresee, Serra’s attorney.

“This helps give the alleged victims peace of mind,” Bresee said.

Serra’s defense at some point could ask Judge David Bottger to credit Serra with time served, reducing a sentence.

Serra faces a minimum mandatory term of one year in prison for his conviction in last week’s jury trial on a felony charge of violating bail-bond conditions.

He also was convicted on misdemeanor counts of violation of a protection order and harassment.

Bottger delayed sentencing in the bail-bond violation case until after another trial slated to start Oct. 31., when Serra faces several allegations of sexual misconduct involving women who once worked for him in the District Attorney’s Office.


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