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Bruce Brown has served as the elected District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District since 2013. During his tenure, Brown has been dedicated to victims’ services and a renewed focus on juvenile diversion, emphasizing principles of restorative justice and crime prevention. One of the latest innovations in prosecution services is co-sponsoring a “Life Skills” course, designed to steer youth away from criminal activity, which in 2013 was implemented in Eagle County and continues to expand.

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Mission StatementThe Office of the District will strive to always:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • To the Right People
  • At the Right Time
  • For the Right Reasons

DA5 News

Hash Oil Explosion Results in Arson Guilty Plea

January 10, 2017 • Press Releases

AVON, CO.– Ryne Wilhelmi, 26, pleaded guilty Jan. 9, 2017, to 4th Degree Arson Charges (Class 4 Felony), for causing an April 29, 2015, explosion during which he was processing marijuana with a Butane Hash Oil (BHO) extractor. Defendant Wilhelmi, a renter at an Eagle Road home, caused a flash fire and explosion while processing […]

I-70 Wrong Way Driver Sentenced for Vehicular Homicide While Intoxicated

January 9, 2017 • Press Releases

BRECKENRIDGE, CO. – Sebastian A. Rivera, 24, of Golden, Colorado, was sentenced today by Chief Judge Mark Thompson, Summit County District Court, to eight years (6 years for Vehicular Homicide/Reckless Driving and 2 years consecutive for Vehicular Assault/Reckless Driving) in the Department of Corrections for the April 13, 2016, fatal head-on collision where his 2010 […]

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