Bond reduced for attempted murder suspect

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A judge lowered the bail Tuesday for a Craig man charged with strangling his girlfriend during a fight at the couple's home in January.

Kevin Alexander Christ-opher, 21, of Craig, has been in Moffat County Jail on $100,000 bail since his arrest on attempted murder charges.

Police said Christopher choked his girlfriend until she passed out and kicked her and punched her in the back of the head on Jan. 24.

Christopher appeared in Moffat County Court on Tuesday via teleconference from Moffat County Jail.

Moffat County Judge Mary Lynne James agreed to lower Christopher's bail to $5,000. He remained in jail late Tues-day.

Under the conditions of the bail, Christopher will not be allowed to leave the state, except to go to work in Wyoming.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Stern also stipulated that the bail agreement specifically states that Christopher can't go to Iowa, where he is from and where the alleged victim lives.

Also at Tuesday's hearing, prosecutors made Chris-topher a plea offer.

Under the terms of the plea, Christopher would plead guilty to third-degree assault, and sentencing would be left up to a judge.

In exchange, the District Attorney's Office would drop reckless endangerment, menacing and criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder charges against Christ-opher.

Stern said Christopher could serve as many as two years in jail under the terms of the agreement.

James told Christopher Tuesday that if the deal came before her, she might not accept it.

Christopher's next hearing is set for April 11.

Brandon Johansson can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or bjohansson@craigdailypress.com.

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