Grand jury indicts Breckenridge man on attempted first-degree murder charge
Breckenridge resident Sky Johann Wodraska was indicted by a grand jury on 16 charges, including attempted first-degree murder after deliberation, on Wednesday April 1. The charges stemmed from a March 7 incident involving a break-in in unincorporated Summit County and the assault of three girls.
“Obviously, the charges reflect the most serious type of criminal conduct that exists,” said 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown. “The charges were based on the fact that Mr. Wodraska broke into a home to take the life of a young victim.”
The full list of charges includes attempted first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, three counts of second-degree kidnapping, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, retaliation against a witness or victim, three counts of menacing, possession of burglary tools, two counts of child abuse and two counts of violent crime.
During an advisement on Monday, April 6, Wodraska waived extradition as a condition for any cash or bail that could be posted. Wodraska’s bond is still at $2 million, and he remains in custody.
Wodraska was accused of using burglary tools to break into a former girlfriend’s home on the morning of March 7; he then allegedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl in the back, neck and hand, and bound and gagged a 10-year-old girl. Another 14-year-old girl escaped.
Court documents show Wodraska previously was accused of harassing the victims and their family. In 2014, he was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting one of the girls involved in the current case. Wodraska pleaded guilty to child abuse, and the sex assault charges were dropped. Later that year, he was arrested and charged with stalking and harassing the same family by sending threatening emails and phone and text messages. Wodraska’s defense attorney had no comment regarding the charges set by the grand jury.
The grand jury for the 5th Judicial District comprises citizens of Clear Creek, Summit, Eagle and Lake counties. A grand jury hears evidence presented by the district attorney and determines whether criminal charges should be brought, based upon a determination of probable cause that crimes occurred.
“It allows the case to move forward to the next stage, where there’s usually a lengthy process before we get to a trial, although we are moving quickly in the legal process to a resolution,” Brown said.
Wodraska is next scheduled to appear before Judge Mark Thompson at the Summit County Courthouse on Monday, April 13, at 1 p.m.
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