Defense Strikes Back In Tallman Trial, Cop-Crasher Pleads Guilty, Former Steamboat newsman Found Dead

A roundup of law & order in Boulder County, including the ongoing developments in the Nathaniel Tallman trial and the unexplained passing of a former local newsman.

Defense rips into prosecution’s star witness during Nathaniel Tallman trial

Day four of the Nathaniel Tallman trial saw a relentless attack on the credibility of Russell “Rusty” Britton, the prosecution’s key witness against defendants David Ortiz and Moises Mendez.  The defense team presented a running tally of every time Britton lied to discredit him as a witness.

Longmont woman who intentionally crashed minivan into Boulder Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle pleads guilty, gets light sentence

28-year-old Jessica Hargest plead guilty Friday to a charge of vehicular assault after initially being charged with attempted murder.  Even though she had allegedly told the deputy that she was trying to kill him, the judge issued a three-year deferred sentence with the possibility that the charges may be dismissed completely.

Former Steamboat Pilot & Today editor Mark Louden found dead near home in Boulder

Boulder police are investigating the death of 45-year-old Mark David Louden, whose body was found near his residence at 1141 Monroe Drive.  At this time, officials have ruled the death “non-suspicious,” meaning there is no public safety threat.   Toxicology tests may take over a month to complete.  Louden is survived by his sons Ford, 13, and Hayes, 11.

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