October 3, 2009
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Ken Johnson faces up to 60 days in jail as part of plea deal
Ken Johnson, a former Craig Police Department detective, is scheduled for sentencing at 1 p.m. Tuesday in front of judge Shelley Hill in Moffat County District Court. Johnson, who was also a member of the All Crimes Enforcement Team task force, pleaded guilty in April to attempting to influence a public servant, a Class 4 felony.
Merwin, Arambel also in court Tuesday
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers was sentenced Tuesday morning in Moffat County District Court for his role in an alleged vehicular incident reported in July 2009.
Craig resident James Lee, who has three ongoing assault cases against him in the Moffat County Combined Courts, appeared last week for a preliminary hearing on all charges.
Tausha Merwin appears in Moffat County Court in relation to Ken Johnson case
A local woman charged in connection with the investigation into former Craig Police detective Ken Johnson appeared Tuesday in Moffat County Court.
Former police detective makes 1st court appearance
Elizabeth Oldham, 14th Judicial District Attorney, said her office does not plan to seek a special prosecutor to handle the case against a former Craig police detective facing felony charges. Ken Johnson, a police department veteran, worked closely with prosecutors on various cases until he resigned from his position Sept. 8.
Charges mirror those suggested in affidavits
The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed felony charges Friday morning against former Craig police detective Ken Johnson and local resident Tausha Merwin in Moffat County Court.