Search warrant to be unsealed Friday related to felony charge against officer |

Search warrant to be unsealed Friday related to felony charge against officer

Matt Stensland

— It is anticipated that a search warrant related to a felony charge filed against Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Kristin Bantle will be unsealed Friday.

The District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday filed one charge of attempt to influence a public servant.

According to the charge, Bantle provided false information on an employment application submitted to the Routt County Sheriff’s Office in early 2013. The public servant named in the charge is Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins.

Bantle was issued a summons to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12. During the hearing, Bantle will be advised of the charge against her.

Bantle was put on paid administrative leave June 16.

Bantle’s attorney has not commented on the charge.

Messages left for District Attorney Brett Barkey on Tuesday and Wednesday seeking comment were not immediately answered.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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