November 18, 2010
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An arraignment hearing for a man charged with felonies stemming from an alleged burglary was continued Tuesday in Moffat County District Court. Scott Steckel, 36, is charged with second-degree burglary and theft, both Class 4 felonies, and two counts of first-degree criminal trespassing, a Class 5 felony. He is also charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and five counts of being a habitual criminal. Steckel appeared before Judge Shelley Hill with his attorney, Leslie Goldstein.
A 63-year-old man connected with an accidental shooting in October 2010 has pleaded guilty to a felony charge in Moffat County District Court. Terry Billings, the grandfather and guardian of a 4-year-old boy who allegedly shot his 2-year-old sister, was charged with child abuse, a Class 4 felony, and reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to the child abuse charge as part of a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Two Craig residents were arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespassing, theft and criminal mischief, according to a news release from the Craig Police Department. Shane Meimerstorf, 38, and Scott Steckel, 36, were arrested after an investigation by police officers allegedly found them in possession of various tools and a bicycle reported missing.