Aspen postal worker asked to submit weapon inventory
An Aspen postal employee who brought a cache of weapons to work after violating an order of protection hasn’t yet submitted an inventory of weapons and ammunition he owns.
That was the word Tuesday from an Aspen prosecutor, who asked Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely to have Mauro Pennini, 57, submit the weapons list as part of requirements of the protection order against him. His attorney, Richard Nedlin, said he didn’t think the inventory was necessary or relevant.
Pennini didn’t appear in court Tuesday, and Nedlin said he was in federal custody in Grand Junction. The issue will be addressed again at a court hearing Aug. 18.
Pennini was arrested June 8 at the Aspen post office after he allegedly violated an order of protection against a family member. Police found a switchblade on him, then searched his backpack and discovered a loaded 9mm handgun, two magazines with 14 rounds each, three folding knives, a multipurpose tool and two sets of handcuffs.
He is set for trial in federal court in Grand Junction on Aug. 31 on charges of possessing a firearm while the subject of a protection order and possession of a firearm at a federal facility. Prosecutor Michael Warren said Tuesday that he will probably have to wait until the federal case is finished to address the charges in Pitkin County.
In other court news
A District Court judge Tuesday ordered a Glenwood Springs man held on $200,000 cash-only bond after he was arrested on a Texas warrant charging indecency with a child.
Judge Gail Nichols told Servelio Mancia, 41, the state of Texas would extradite him but that he could fight extradition. Mancia told the judge he’d been living in Glenwood Springs since 2013 and working at a hotel in Snowmass Village. He also said his wife and three children lived with him.
No other information was available Tuesday on the Texas indecency charge.
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