Former county employee appears in court |

Former county employee appears in court

Patterson resigns from Youth Services Department

Craig Reuer

A Craig woman and former Moffat County employee facing domestic violence charges appeared Tuesday in Moffat County Court for a review hearing.

Kelly Patterson, 42, of Craig, is charged in county court with third degree assault and domestic violence, both misdemeanors.

The charges stem from an alleged domestic dispute with her husband on New Year’s Day.

Patterson was the coordinator/case manager for the Youth Services Department of Moffat County, but has resigned since her arrest earlier this month, said Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers Tuesday.

Patterson is not yet represented by an attorney, according to court records.

The case was continued until 1:15 p.m. Feb. 19 by Moffat County Court Judge Sandra Gardner.

Reuer case continued until March

A Craig man accused of embezzling funds from a local business also appeared this week in county court for a review hearing.

Craig Reuer, 36, of Craig, is charged in Moffat County Court with theft in excess of $20,000, a Class 3 felony; identity theft, a Class 4 felony; and forgery, a Class 5 felony.

The alleged crimes took place while Reuer was employed at Tri-State Equipment Company, LLC, 3025 W. Victory Way.

Reuer is represented by Steamboat Springs attorney James Horner who, since Reuer’s last court appearance in December 2012, filed a motion requesting a bill of particulars from the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

A bill of particulars refers to all detailed, formal, written statements of the charges or claims by the prosecution.

Because the deadline for the D.A.’s office to comply with the motion is Feb. 15, Gardner continued the case until 10 a.m. March 4.

Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or

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