Derik Scott arrested on suspicion of violating restraining order |

Derik Scott arrested on suspicion of violating restraining order

Total number of active cases against Scott raised to four

Joe Moylan

A Craig resident facing assault charges in Moffat County District Court was arrested Wednesday for allegedly violating a restraining order stemming from the assault case.

Derik Scott, 24, of Craig, is charged in Moffat County Court with one count of violating a restraining order, a misdemeanor.

Wednesday’s arrest stems from an active case in district court in which Scott is charged 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.

The charges against Scott in that case stem from an alleged domestic violence dispute in December 2012 with a female victim in the 800 block of East Seventh Street.

Scott and the female victim care for three young children together, two of whom were fathered by Scott. All three children were in the home at the time of the alleged dispute.

Chief Judge Michael O’Hara issued a restraining order during a December 2012 status conference, which barred Scott from having contact with the alleged victim and non-consensual contact with the three children.

Bond in that case also was set by O’Hara at $20,000.

Last week Scott bonded out of Moffat County Jail, according to jail records.

He was witnessed Wednesday night interacting with the victim and the three children by Craig Police Department officers outside of the Davis House, 537 School Street, according to a warrantless arrest affidavit.

The victim apparently initiated the contact by bringing Scott a space heater, blankets, food and cigarettes, the affidavit states.

According to Colorado Revised Statutes the crime of violating a restraining order carries a mandatory prison sentence.

Bond in the restraining order case was set at $2,000 and Scott posted bond Thursday afternoon.

This most recent brush with the law brings the total number of active cases against Scott to four, two in county court and two in district court.

Scott is due to appear in district court for the assault case at 1 p.m. Jan. 30.

Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or

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