Court briefs

Car thief sentenced

A 39-year-old convicted car thief was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail and two years of probation.

District Court Judge Todd Plewe imposed the sentence against Shadrach Mykytiuk of Mancos on Feb. 10. Mykytiuk pleaded guilty last month after attempting to steal two trucks late last year.

"You have a very extensive criminal history," Plewe told Mykytiuk. "This is your last chance at probation."

Court records reveal Mykytiuk stole a 2001 Dodge pickup from the P&D Grocery on Oct. 30. He was apprehended after footprints in the snow led to an eyewitness to the crime.

Court records reveal Mykytiuk was again charged with motor vehicle theft in Dec. 1. He reportedly stole a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup from his father's business, Gary's Automotive. After hot-wiring the vehicle, he reportedly drove the vehicle until it broke down on Highway 160, at which time he called to turn himself into authorities.

Mykytiuk pleaded guilty to obstructing a peace officer and aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Both vehicles were recovered and returned to the owners.

Sex fugitive extradited

A Kentucky fugitive wanted in connection to a rape charge waived his extradition Monday, meaning he would be transported home to face the charges.

Anthony Morgan, 26, appeared before District Court Judge Todd Plewe on Feb. 10, and waived his right to an extradition hearing. Plewe informed the suspect he would be transferred to Ballard County Ken., on a charge of second-degree rape.

Morgan was reportedly apprehended by the Mancos Marshal's Office on Dec. 28, 2013.

Tobie Baker