Aspen man arrested on bond violation
December 29, 2010
ASPEN – An Aspen man convicted by a jury nearly two weeks ago for cocaine possession was arrested Christmas Eve on two felony counts of violating his bail bond conditions.
Keith Ames, 42, is currently in Pitkin County Jail on $25,000 bond.
Ames was arrested after Snowmass Village police received a call, at approximately 11 p.m., about a disturbance at Zane’s Tavern, according to a police affidavit. Ames allegedly had been fighting with people at the bar, after being kicked out of Mountain Dragon, the affidavit says.
When officers showed up to the Snowmass Mall, they spotted Ames walking outside of the bar. He was handcuffed and taken to jail on a disorderly conduct charge. Shortly later, police learned that he was prohibited from drinking alcohol as a condition of his bond for two cases – one for second-degree burglary, the other for cocaine possession.
Ames has yet to be formally charged for any of the counts stemming from the Christmas Eve incident.
On Dec. 16, following a trial that lasted nearly two days, a Pitkin County jury convicted Ames for felony possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram. He awaits sentencing in that case, though his attorney has said he might appeal the verdict. The burglary case is pending.