(Information in the following story is from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/)
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed multiple charges against a man accused of fleeing to Canada with his son after attacking the boy's mother with pepper spray and a stun gun at her home in Longmont.
The Longmont Times-Call reports Monty Turner was charged Thursday with crimes including second-degree kidnapping, first- and second-degree burglary, a domestic violence-related violation of a protection order, a domestic violence-related violation of custody, and domestic violence-related use of a stun gun.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 3.
Authorities say Turner's son, Luke, was taken to Canada last month.
Turner's father, Ronald Turner, faces a charge of helping with a kidnapping.
Monty Turner is being held in Boulder County with bond set at $500,000.
Oct. trial date for Palisade mom whose sons died
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A mother charged in the deaths of her two young sons after they overheated in her SUV has pleaded not guilty to charges against her.
Heather Jensen, of Palisade, is scheduled to go on trial starting Oct. 28.
She pleaded not guilty Thursday to child abuse resulting in death, criminally negligent homicide and false reporting to authorities following the deaths of her sons last fall.
Investigators say the boys, ages 2 and 4, were left in an SUV with the heater running while she had sex and smoked marijuana nearby. Coroner's officials have said the boys died of hyperthermia, or overheating.
Explosion levels home, causes only minor injuries
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected natural gas explosion in a Denver suburb destroyed one house and damaged several others but caused only minor injuries.
The explosion occurred Thursday in Westminster.
Westminster Fire Department spokeswoman Diana Wilson says three residents of the destroyed home were located Thursday afternoon. They were previously unaccounted for.
She says two minor injuries were reported.
Wilson says most of the surviving houses suffered minor damage but one had severe damage.
GESSLER ETHICS COMPLAINT
Panel: Gessler violated ethics rules over spending
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler has been admonished by an ethics panel over spending office funds to attend a GOP conference during the party's national convention in Florida last year.
The determination Thursday from the state's Independent Ethics Commission is a black eye to a potential gubernatorial run by Gessler. He faces a $1,514 fine.
The case centered on Gessler's travel last summer to a conference on elections law. While there, he also attended the Republican National Convention.