Sky Wodraska’s arrest affidavit unsealed in case of brutal Breckenridge attack
This week, shortly after a grand jury indicted Breckenridge resident Sky Wodraska on charges of first-degree attempted murder, a district judge unsealed an arrest affidavit that suggests the motivation behind the March assault of three Summit County girls, two of them age 14, one of them 10.
The affidavit states that in 2014, prior to the attack, one of the 14-year-old victims made a series of claims against Wodraska, alleging that he had sexually assaulted her. Those claims triggered a series of events, including harassing text messages from Wodraska, court cases and eventually a plea bargain on child abuse charges that led to two years of probation, but just 10 days’ jail time, for Wodraska. As part of the agreement, Wodraska was to stay away from the victim and her family.
When officers arrived at the crime scene in the dark on a cold, March 7 morning, they reported seeing one of the victims, age 14, just outside of a condominium complex with wounds on her neck, back and hand.
“Don’t let me die,” she repeated to the officers, while explaining that Wodraska had fled the scene after attacking her.
Inside the apartment, officers found her 10-year-old sister bound and gagged with duct tape and with a bruised face. They found another 14-year-old girl barefoot outside the building; she said she had escaped and hidden during the break-in. The girls’ mother was working at the time of the incident.
The officer who received the initial call recognized the victims’ names from a previous case. He remembered responding after a 14-year-old girl reported in 2014 that Wodraska had sexually assaulted her. She also told officers then that Wodraska had physically assaulted her mother, whom he was dating at the time.
He added that after Wodraska learned an arrest warrant had been issued, he started sending harassing texts and emails to the girl and her mother. In several of them, he threatened to separate their family.
One message read, “Please tell the truth before I spend the rest of my life in jail because of these LIES!!!!”
Just months after the first incident, officers arrested Wodraska on charges of intimidation of a victim or witness. In November, Wodraska pleaded guilty to child abuse and intimidation, and the court dropped all other charges.
A final arrest
Shortly before 3 a.m. on March 7, 2015, officers found Wodraska just miles from the condo. He was locked in his black Cadillac Escalade, with self-inflicted wounds to his wrists and forearms.
After he was released from the hospital and taken into custody, police found burglary tools including a butter knife, a screwdriver, black gloves and a flashlight in Wodraska’s pockets, indicating that Wodraska had planned the break-in. A roll of duct tape was found during a search of the crime scene.
Court documents show that at the time, a mandatory protection order was in place, prohibiting Wodraska from contacting the victim or her family. Records indicate he also was under bond conditions, following his release after his previous arrest.
On April 1, a grand jury indicted Wodraska on 16 counts, including 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.
“The charges were based on the fact that Mr. Wodraska broke into the home to take the life of a young victim,” 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown said.
“Obviously, the charges reflect the most serious type of criminal conduct that exists.”
With a bond set at $2 million, Wodraska remains in custody. No trial date has been set, but Wodraska will next appear before Judge Mark Thompson on May 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Summit County Justice Center.
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