Trial set for Aspen jeweler |

Trial set for Aspen jeweler

ASPEN – An Aspen jeweler pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges Monday in Pitkin County District Court, setting the stage for a trial next year.

Snowmass Village attorney Lawson Wills, who represents William Leon Evans, delivered the plea to Pitkin County District Judge Gail Nichols, who scheduled a trial for Jan. 8, 9 and 10.

Evans, 77, is free on $5,000 bond.

Police say he misled authorities Feb. 29 by falsely reporting that an 18-carat-gold ladies bracelet with diamonds had disappeared from the back seat of his car, which was parked at City Market. Police also contend that the bracelet actually belonged to a woman who had given it to Evans to have it appraised.

The bracelet remains unclaimed. Police say Evans took out a $12,000 insurance policy on it before he reported it missing.

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