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Man who assaulted sheriff deputy sentenced to prison

A man who assaulted a Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputy while trying to escape arrest was sentenced Tuesday in Moffat County District Court to serve four years in prison. After reaching a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, 28-year-old Russell Withrow was sentenced to prison on attempted second-degree assault on a peace officer, a Class 5 felony. Withrow was originally charged with second-degree assault on a peace officer, a Class 4 felony, but that charge was lowered as part of the plea deal, deputy district attorney Jon Pfeifer said.

Police arrest Craig man suspected of arson

Police arrest 18-year-old Craig man suspected of second-degree arson

A Craig man was booked into Moffat County Jail early Wednesday morning on suspicion of three counts of second-degree arson. Craig Police Department Sgt. John Forgay said Cody Custer, 18, is suspected to have started three Dumpster fires beginning at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in Craig.

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