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Hearings continued in drug, stabbing cases

Joshua Roberts

— A Craig woman, who was arrested a week ago by an area drug task force, faces 10 criminal charges related to alleged narcotic possession and distribution.

The All Crimes Enforcement Team arrested Sharyn Sanborn, 46, on Nov. 19 in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue West in Craig. Authorities said they seized small quantities of what is believed to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office charged Sanborn with possession with intent to distribute a schedule 2 controlled substance, conspiracy to distribute a schedule 2 controlled substance and two counts of distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance.

Prosecutors filed Tuesday six other charges against Sanborn. The charges are sentence enhancers, Chief Deputy District Attorney Brett Barkey said, based on prior criminal convictions.

The charges are: possession with intent to distribute a schedule 2 controlled substance, conspiracy to distribute a schedule 2 controlled substance and two counts of distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance. All of the charges would be second offenses, according to the criminal complaint.

Also filed Tuesday were two counts of habitual criminal, which were based on prior convictions as well, according to the complaint.

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Craig resident Randy Cushman, 40, was arrested with Sanborn.

He is charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule 2 controlled substance, conspiracy to distribute a schedule 2 controlled substance and two counts of distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance.

Court hearings were continued Tuesday in the cases against Sanborn and Cushman.

Sanborn’s next appearance is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, and Cushman at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The complaint lists a potential prosecution witness list of District Attorney’s Office investigators, ACET members, Craig Police Department officers and a forensic chemist from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

In other court news:

Court hearings Tuesday in the case against two Craig suspects accused of attacking a man at the Baker Hotel also were continued.

Authorities allege Craig residents Stephen Daniels, 31, and Bret A. Smith, 21, attacked Michael Armstrong, 39, on Nov. 21 at the hotel on Yampa Avenue. Armstrong suffered stab wounds to the back and arm, police reported.

Police and prosecutors allege ethnicity or bias played a part in the attack on Armstrong, who is black.

Both suspects are charged with a felony count of bias-motivated crime. Smith, who allegedly used a knife in the incident, faces a felony first-degree assault charge, and Daniels faces a misdemeanor third-degree assault charge.

Their cases have been continued to Dec. 4.

Prosecutors said Smith remains in custody at the Moffat County Detention Center and that Daniels posted bond and was released.