Police Blotter, Aug. 2, 2010

Health complications

cause of inmate’s death

A Grand Junction man serving a prison term after being convicted of attempting to murder a friend died of health complications, according to a prison official.

James Anthony Duran, 48, who was in the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility near Ordway, was taken by ambulance July 24 to a nearby hospital in La Junta for health complications and was pronounced dead there, according to Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Monica Crocker.

Duran was convicted of shooting Brad Hatch in the head and leaving him on train tracks, where he was dragged by a train. Hatch lived to testify against Duran at trial.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

Robert Baker, 48, received a summons July 19 on suspicion of standing in the median at U.S. Highway 6&50 and 24 1/2 Road.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

A Whitewater resident called police seeking information on killing wildlife after one of his goats was killed by a mountain lion.

Rosanne Padilla Banda, 21, 3016 Hill Court, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of theft and putting false information on a pawn slip.

Tyler Mark Christensen, 24, 2858 U.S. Highway 50, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony menacing.


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