Assault case continued
Busy Tuesday coming for Derik Scott in county, district courts
January 31, 2013
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.
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