Local arrested on attempted murder, assault charges | SummitDaily.com

Local arrested on attempted murder, assault charges

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Special to the DailyErik Sigurdson Rockne

BRECKENRIDGE – A 39-year-old Breckenridge man was released from jail on a $100,000 bond Monday morning after being arrested over the weekend on a warrant that included a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder in the second degree, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.The warrant for Erik Sigurdson Rockne also carried charges of assault in the first degree, intimidating a victim, false imprisonment, false reporting to authorities and domestic violence. “The only thing I can say is that the attack was severe and the victim was hospitalized,” said Paulette Horr, spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office who could not comment as to specific injuries or whether a weapon was used in the attack of the local 39-year-old woman.The investigation began Nov. 29, the night of the incident that occurred in the 800 block of Kingdom Drive, according to a press release. Deputies arrested Rockne Saturday.”It’s been a very in-depth investigation,” Horr said. “They finally just got enough to get a warrant signed.”Monday, Rockne went before an Eagle County judge who was filling in at the Summit County Justice Center. At that time bail was set, which Rockne posted before noon, Horr said. Penalties for the charges he is facing range from six months to 12 years in prison and fines from $1,000 to $750,000.Rockne’s previous record includes an arrest in 2004 by the Sheriff’s Office on a charge of criminal mischief and traffic offenses filed by the Colorado State Patrol and Breckenridge Police Department, Horr said.The next court date is set for Jan. 16. At that time Rockne will be advised of what he is being charged with, said Mark Hurlbert, district attorney for the Fifth Judicial District which includes Summit County.By Thursday, the District Attorney’s office will have received a police report from the Sheriff’s Office and will determine if they have enough for a case by that date, Hurlbert explained.”That’s a pretty standard operating procedure,” he said.No further information was available Monday because the investigation is on-going, the Sheriff’s Office said. Also, the arrest report is also not available due to the nature of the case and continuing investigation.Rockne could not be reached for comment Monday evening.

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