A Craig resident charged with second-degree assault appeared Wednesday in Moffat County District Court for a preliminary hearing.
But Chief Judge Michael O’Hara granted a request to waive the preliminary hearing upon learning that the defendant, Derik Scott, and the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office were on the cusp of reaching a plea deal.
O’Hara continued the case until 4 p.m. Tuesday for an arraignment.
Scott, 24, of Craig, is charged in district court with two counts of second-degree assault, a Class 4 felony, and one count of violating the conditions of a bail bond, a Class 6 felony.
In addition Scott faces two counts of sentence enhancers, including one count of committing a violent crime with the use of a weapon and one count of committing a violent crime causing serious bodily injury.
He is represented by public defender Kiyomi Bolick. Moffat County Chief Deputy District Attorney Matt Tjosvold is prosecuting Scott.
Scott also is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Moffat County Court on charges of domestic violence and bail violation.
Those hearings take place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or firstname.lastname@example.org