Aspen man sentenced to more than 8 years |

Aspen man sentenced to more than 8 years

ASPEN – An Aspen man’s string of transgressions will cost him 8 1/2 years behind bars.

District Judge James Boyd delivered the sentence for Devin Wallace Schutter, 31, at a court hearing Thursday. Schutter, who was transported from a Front Range jail for the hearing, was given credit for 365 days of time served, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin.

The 8 1/2-year sentence, to be served in the Colorado Department of Corrections, is for Schutter’s convictions of two bail-bond violations – one from a 2008 case and the other from 2011.

Most recently, Schutter, 33, skipped a Pitkin County District Court hearing in September. That’s when Schutter’s attorney, Kevin McGreavy, of Denver, and Mordkin were to present a plea agreement to Boyd. That deal included a prison sentence ranging from 18 months to 61⁄2 years.

Schutter, however, was arrested in October on the Front Range on warrants out of Jefferson and Gilpin counties, where he still has cases pending.

Schutter’s criminal record in Pitkin County includes charges ranging from drug distribution to parole violation and theft. More than 20 criminal cases have been filed against Schutter in Colorado since 1998, according to public records.

At Thursday’s hearing, McGreavy noted that Schutter has a long history of alcohol problems but is a good person. Schutter, for his part, apologized to the court.

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