Craig vehicle theft suspect faces new charges

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A suspect in an August vehicle theft faces new charges for allegedly assaulting an officer while in custody at Moffat County Jail.

Joseph A. Galvan, 20, of Craig, is charged in Moffat County District Court with two counts of second-degree assault, a Class 4 felony, as well as two counts of resisting arrest and four counts of obstructing government operations, misdemeanors.

Galvan was allegedly in the jail halls Sept. 26 and became unruly when detention employees instructed him to return to his cell, according to court documents.

He was subdued, but he was able to wrap his feet around an officer’s legs and trip him to the ground, according to records.

An ambulance crew responded to examine Galvan and the officer, but no injuries were reported.

Galvan has been in custody since mid-August for his alleged involvement in the theft of a 2001 Lexus from the driveway of Craig residents Joel and Janet Sheridan.

Galvan is charged in the auto case with first-degree motor vehicle theft, a Class 4 felony, and trespass of an auto, a Class 5 felony.

He was scheduled to be arraigned for the vehicle theft charges Monday in district court before Judge Michael O’Hara, but the case was continued due to the new charges.

Galvan is now scheduled to be arraigned for both cases at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 in district court before Judge Shelley Hill.

He remains in custody and is represented by public defender Douglas Wilson.

A second suspect in the alleged vehicle theft pleaded guilty to trespass of an auto.

Alicia Colvin, 31, of Craig, entered her plea during her arraignment Tuesday in district court before O’Hara.

She is represented by public defender Hillary Perry.

A second charge of first-degree motor vehicle theft was dropped, according to court records.

Colvin is scheduled for sentencing at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10, 2012, and could face one to three years in prison.

Jon Pfeifer, Moffat County deputy district attorney, is prosecuting Galvan and Colvin.

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