Hearing for burglary suspect gets postponed


The second suspect in a series of car break-ins had a hearing postponed until early May.

Shane Alan Stockton, 18, was due in court Monday for an arraignment. That hearing is now rescheduled for May 6. Stockton is charged with first-degree criminal trespass, complicity, tampering with physical evidence, theft, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful distribution. He is free on a $5,000 bond.

During the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. of Jan. 18 and 19, six cars were broken into in the Woodbury area of Craig. Numerous items were stolen. Craig police executed a search warrant on two Craig residences, and recovered some of the alleged stolen property. The Craig Police Department issued warrants for Michael Holton, 19, and Stockton on Jan. 24. Holton was arrested the same day, and Stockton turned himself in on Jan 25. Holton posted a $5,000 bond on Feb. 18 and was released from the Moffat County Public Safety Center jail. He enrolled in a chemical dependence program at St. Mary's hospital in Grand Junction in late February. Holton's hearings have been suspended until he completes that program.

Holton is facing four counts of first-degree criminal trespass, four counts of theft, one count of tampering with evidence/destruction in connection with a series of incidents on the weekend of Jan. 18. When taken into custody for these charges, Holton was charged with possession of marijuana.

He also faces charges of criminal mischief, illegal consumption of alcohol and violation of conditions of restraining order from earlier incidents in 2001.

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