Bond for kidnapping suspect set at $500K as authorities investigate threat against grand jury witness |

Bond for kidnapping suspect set at $500K as authorities investigate threat against grand jury witness

Monty Dean Doolin

— Authorities are investigating a threat that was allegedly made against a grand jury witness who testified against Monty Dean Doolin, the man who was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of kidnapping a female Routt County teenager near Hayden more than 30 years ago.

A court document filed Monday by the Routt County District Attorney’s Office claims that after Doolin was arrested, one of his family members called a witness and threatened to “put a bullet in her head” if she contacted a member of the Doolin family.

The District Attorney’s Office said the family member who made the threat was angry because the witness had testified against Doolin.

Authorities are currently investigating the threat.

The details of the threat were outlined in a motion from the District Attorney’s Office to release the transcripts of grand jury testimony to the defendant.

On May 29, a grand jury for the 14th Judicial District indicted Doolin,53, on a charge of first-degree kidnapping, a Class 1 felony.

Doolin is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a female teenager in either the summer of 1978 or 1979.

The Steamboat Today is not naming the victim of the alleged kidnapping and assault.

Doolin made his second court appearance here on Monday, and a judge set his bond at $500,000.

If he posts bond, Doolin will be required to remain in Northwest Colorado and check in weekly with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.

Doolin was taken into custody earlier this month in Alaska.

Routt County Chief Deputy District Attorney Matt Karzen told Judge James Garrecht on Monday that the Alaska State Police reported that Doolin was packing up his belongings and selling some of his personal items just prior to his arrest.

Doolin has been a suspect in the unsolved disappearance of Hayden teenager Marie Blee, who was last seen in 1979.

District Attorney Brett Barkey has said Doolin’s arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a different teenager is not directly related to the Blee case.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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