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Colver also arrested for S’mass fight

John Colson

Crime-spree suspect Thomas Colver was arrested Wednesday by Snowmass police for his alleged part in a fight at the Pokolodi Lodge on Aug. 4.

Colver, 19, Anthony Rizzuto, 20, and Brian Garrity, 22, are all scheduled to appear in Pitkin County Court on Sept. 5, on charges of disorderly conduct stemming from that fight.

According to a police report, all three were at a party at Garrity’s apartment in the Pokolodi when Rizzuto reportedly got into an argument with his former girlfriend. When the girl and Garrity both ordered Rizzuto and Colver to leave the party, a fight ensued, according to witness statements to police.

Rizzuto is facing an additional charge of violating the conditions of his bond over the incident, because he is not supposed to have any contact with Colver while the two await trial on charges that they robbed the Aspen Alps condominium office at gunpoint last August.

In an unrelated case, Colver was recently convicted on felony drug charges and is awaiting sentencing.

Colver, who remains free on bond while awaiting trial on the armed robbery charges, actually faced arrest twice on Wednesday.

He failed to appear in municipal court on charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful discharge of missiles. Police say that he and some friends were driving around town, shooting realistic-looking squirt guns out the windows, and badly frightened a bicyclist on July 5.

A warrant was issued for his arrest, but he went to the municipal court clerk’s office on his own and paid a $250 bond in order to stay out of jail until his next court appearance, on Aug. 16.

Also arrested in the squirt gun incident was convicted felon Shea Treadwell Estes, who pleaded guilty to being an accessory to an armed robbery at the Snowmass Village Market on Aug. 19, 1999. Treadwell’s case also was continued to Aug. 16.

Later on Wednesday, Colver was scheduled to appear in 9th Judicial District Court to receive rewritten bond documents concerning the armed robbery case. Court officials, at the order of Judge J.E. DeVilbiss, have rewritten his bond conditions to specifically prohibit contact with certain individuals, including Rizzuto.

When Colver showed up in court, however, he was met by Snowmass Police Officer Dave Heivly and arrested on the disorderly conduct charge. He was booked at the Pitkin County Jail, issued a summons to appear in court, and released.


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