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.
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.
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.