Monty Dean Doolin booked into the Routt County Jail on 1st degree kidnapping charge
Steamboat Springs — Monty Dean Doolin, who has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a female teenager near Hayden in the late 1970s, was booked in the Routt County Jail around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning after a long trip here from a jail in Alaska.
Doolin was arrested last week in Alaska after a grand jury for the 14th judicial district indicted him on 1st degree kidnapping, a class one felony.
Two detectives with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Alaska to bring Doolin back to Colorado to face the kidnapping charge.
Doolin is known in Northwest Colorado for having been a suspect in the still-unsolved disappearance of Hayden teenager Marie Blee 35 years ago.
He has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a different female teenager around the time as Blee’s disappearance.
District Attorney Brett Barkey has said Doolin’s recent arrest is not directly related to the Blee case.
According to the grand jury indictment unsealed this week, Doolin is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting the female teenager he enticed to ride with him in his vehicle from Elk Head Reservoir toward the town of Hayden in either the summer of 1978 or 1979.
Doolin turned 17 in the summer of 1978, and 18 in the summer of 1979.
Doolin made a short court appearance Friday afternoon.
Judge James Garrecht agreed to postpone a bond hearing until Monday afternoon.
Garrecht also will soon consider a request from Public Defender Sheryl Uhlmann to give the defense access to testimony from the grand jury investigation into the alleged kidnapping.
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