Craig man out on bail returns to jail


A Craig man who was out of jail on $25,000 bail was arrested Monday and is back in the Moffat County Jail on suspicion of assaulting a juvenile, according to Craig police.

James Pogline, 32, faces three misdemeanor charges: third-degree assault, harassment and reckless endangerment in connection with an Oct. 3 incident at the Timberglen apartments.

Pogline previously was in jail on charges stemming from an April 20 case in which he allegedly possessed a gram or less of methamphetamine and violated bond conditions from previous cases -- both felonies. The original bond was set at $100,000, but a judge reduced it to $25,000. A real property bond was posted for his release through a home owned by Calvin and Joyce LeBlanc.

According to court documents, police spoke with a 16-year-old boy who said Pogline spit in his face and then hit him in the eye in the apartment complex parking lot.

The juvenile told police he tried to hit Pogline after he was hit. The juvenile said he missed and that Pogline threw him to the ground. The juvenile told police he punched out the window of the car Pogline was in before running and going home.

When asked by police why Pogline would want to hit him, the juvenile said he is a friend of Pogline's ex-girlfriend, Shawnelle Lira, who lives in the apartment complex.

Police said they had been looking for Pogline since a warrant was issued Oct. 4.

"We would look for him just like we would look for anyone," said Sgt. Marvin Cameron. "The good thing about this community is it's small enough that you know (by sight) the people who have warrants."

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