Assault case continued |

Assault case continued

Busy Tuesday coming for Derik Scott in county, district courts

Joe Moylan

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.

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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

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