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Note, money lands Woody Creek man in jail

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A 48-year-old man was behind bars Monday after he was arrested for allegedly violating a protection order by contacting a neighbor.

Nathan Aldrich, of Woody Creek, faces up to one year in the Pitkin County jail if convicted of the alleged offense. Pitkin County Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely advised Aldrich of the potential penalty at a hearing Monday.

Deputy District Attorney Richard Nedlin requested the court set bond at $5,000, largely because there was an “extreme public safety” factor. He said that Aldrich has had several brushes with the law.

The most recent occurred last week when Aldrich placed a letter and money on the front step of the neighbor’s residence. He was arrested Friday after the incident because he was previously ordered to stay away, court records show.

“I was just trying to remain neighborly,” Aldrich said at the hearing.

The victim, who appeared in court, felt otherwise. The victim said she “was really scared when I received the note.” She added, “I thought he was trying to solicit my [17-year-old] daughter.”

“I thought she was 19,” Aldrich said.

At that point the judge directed Aldrich to settle down. She then set bond in the amount of $10,000. The judge also banned Aldrich from going back to his home.

He is to next appear in court April 21.

In other court matters, an Aspen man made his initial court appearance Monday after he was arrested for allegedly providing liquor to a minor and making a sexual advance on the youth.

Dandy Vickery, 46, is suspected of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and unlawful sexual contact. Magistrate Ruben Hernandez advised Vickery of the counts at a morning hearing in Garfield County Court in Glenwood Springs.

Vickery is being held on a $15,000 bond in the Garfield County jail. The contributing to the delinquency of a minor count is a class IV felony, and is punishable by up to six years in state prison.

The unlawful sexual contact count is a misdemeanor.

Aspen police Thursday arrested Vickery on a warrant issued out of Pitkin County. He was booked at the Pitkin County jail before being transferred downvalley Friday. Further hearings are to be held in Pitkin County, authorities said.

whaupt@aspentimes.com


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