Briefs for Jan. 26

Suspect in choking due in court

The Craig man who police say choked his girlfriend to unconsciousness and assaulted her is scheduled for a court appearance Friday.

Police arrested Kevin Alexander Christopher, 21, of Craig, early Tuesday at an apartment in the 1100 block of Sixth Street after officers received a report that a man had choked a woman to unconsciousness.

Christopher is due in Moffat County court on Friday for an advisement hearing.

Christopher is charged with reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, menacing and criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder. All the charges have a domestic violence charge attached.

According to the arrest affidavit, Christopher returned home from a local bar Tuesday, vomited in the bathroom and passed out on a couch.

When Christopher's girlfriend tried to wake him up, Christopher punched her in the head, choked her and kicked her, according to the affidavit.

The girlfriend called her mother after Christopher assaulted her, according to police. The girlfriend's mother called police.

Christopher is being held in the Moffat County Jail on $100,000 bond.

County planning group to meet at City Hall

The Moffat County Planning and Zoning Commission has changed venues. The commission will meet at Craig City Hall, not the Moffat County Courthouse.

The commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month to discuss zoning regulations and issue permits for special uses of property.

The new meeting place is more suitable for meetings, Moffat County Planner Ben Crippen said.

At the courthouse, members of the commission sat around a table with residents who attended the meetings. By meeting at City Hall, the commissioners are able to sit together, and residents will sit in the audience.

The commission will meet for one hour before every meeting to discuss zoning regulations, and the meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m., Crippen said.

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