Aspen briefs: Parolee returns to court & Snowmass board agrees to incentive |

Aspen briefs: Parolee returns to court & Snowmass board agrees to incentive

Paroled Aspen man appears in court Tuesday

A former Aspen man — on parole after serving time in state prison for the attempted sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in 2007 — was back in Pitkin County District Court on Tuesday.

According to court documents, Jacob Frutin, 26, turned himself over to local authorities on Monday after a warrant for his arrest was issued in April, stemming from an unspecified probation violation. Details of that violation were not immediately available Tuesday.

Frutin’s attorney, Greg Greer, of Glenwood Springs, waived advisement of Frutin’s rights and the charges against him. Pitkin County District Judge Gail Nichols agreed to Frutin’s release on a personal-recognizance bond as long as he remains housed at the residence of a Roaring Fork Valley woman.

Aspen felony prosecutor Andrea Bryan, speaking through a conference call, did not object to the arrangement.

In October 2010, Frutin was sentenced to five years in state prison on the charge of attempted sexual assault. He was ordered to undergo intense sexual counseling while incarcerated and also following his release.

Frutin was indicted by a Pitkin County grand jury in September 2009. In July 2010, he struck an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office by pleading guilty to the transfer of marijuana to a person under 15, a Class 4 felony, and attempted sexual assault of a victim incapable of consenting, a Class 5 felony. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of sexual assault of a victim under the age of 15 and unlawful distribution of psilocybin mushrooms.

Frutin’s next court appearance is set for Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Snowmass marketing board agrees to incentive

The Snowmass Village Marketing Board on Tuesday approved $150,000 toward the joint partnership to bring Delta Air Lines’ seasonal service to the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

The Snowmass Village Town Council is expected to endorse the appropriation at its Monday meeting. Delta will provide service to and from Aspen — via the regional carrier, SkyWest Airlines — during the 2013-14 winter season.

The city of Aspen, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Pitkin County government and Aspen Skiing Co. are the other local entities that joined the recent drive to offer incentives to Delta.

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