Man faces six felonies after Dream Island Mobile Home Park disturbance
July 17, 2015
Steamboat Springs — Bond was set at $50,000 for a man who has been charged with six felonies and five misdemeanors related to a Thursday night incident at Dream Island Mobile Home Park.
According to an arrest affidavit, a woman told police Daniel I. Mendoza-Mendoza, 28, came through the back door of a trailer and ran towards her in the living room. The victim said Mendoza then choked her and bit the right side of her face.
Several men separated Mendoza from the woman, and a total of four people were injured during the fight. One man told police Mendoza bent his fingers backwards, the affidavit states. The man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and will have to wear a splint on his pinky for six weeks. Doctors classified it as a serious bodily injury.
According to the affidavit, Mendoza had been out of jail for three days and was not supposed to be within 100 yards of two of the people involved in the altercation.
Mendoza spoke to police at Routt County Jail and said he went to the trailer because he heard haircuts were offered. He told police he was punched in the face by the woman and five males held him to the ground and put cocaine in his pockets.
Mendoza lifted up a mattress in his holding cell and showed police a baggie with a white powder that later tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit states.
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The District Attorney's Office filed formal charges Friday. They include four counts of felony first-degree burglary, felony second-degree assault, felony possession of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree assault and two counts of violating a protection order.