Colver still in jail
Thomas Colver, convicted on three drug charges last week, was sent to jail Monday because he couldn’t locate a bondsman.
But officials say Colver, 19, expects to be released from jail soon while he awaits yet another trial, this one on charges of armed robbery.
Colver was convicted by a jury on July 27 of possession of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms, and of intending to distribute the mushrooms.
He is to be sentenced on Sept. 11 on the drug charges, the day before his second trial is set to begin on charges that he and another local teen robbed the Aspen Alps condominium office at gunpoint on Aug. 6, 1999.
At the end of Colver’s drug trial last week, prosecutor Lawson Wills asked Judge J.E. DeVilbiss to revoke Colver’s “personal recognizance” bond. He wanted Colver either sent to jail while awaiting sentencing or forced to put a sizable amount of money down to stay out of jail.
But the judge declined, noting that Colver’s bond on the armed robbery charge is $50,000. The judge instead agreed to wait until Monday to see if the bondsman, Boyd Canterbury, would agree to remain on both the current bonds for a while longer.
But Colver told DeVilbiss Monday that he was unable to locate Canterbury.
“I don’t want to seem cynical, Mr. Colver,” replied the judge, “but bondsmen are the most reachable of people.”
He order the bond revoked and set a new bond at $25,000, and Colver was taken to jail.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
FREAK POWER AT 50: Stories from the Aspen Times archives on Hunter S. Thompson’s campaign for sheriff
Join us as we are revisit original Aspen Times stories and a selection of the Times’ contemporaneous coverage of the Hunter Thompson campaign for sheriff from 1970 on the occasion of the release of local filmmakers Ajax Phillips and Daniel Joseph Watkins’ new film.