Friday, January 4, 2002
Steamboat Springs A 21-year-old Oak Creek man pleaded guilty Friday to two charges stemming from two August incidents.
Brandon Michael Haire in 14th Judicial District Court pleaded guilty to providing false information to a pawn broker, a class five felony, and driving under the influence.
Judge Joel S. Thompson will sentence Haire March 1.
Haire pleaded guilty to the charges after a plea agreement was negotiated between his attorney, Norm Townsend, and Deputy District Attorney David Moffat.
Haire pleaded guilty to the drunken-driving charge for wrecking a vehicle into a home in Stagecoach on the evening of Aug. 28.
Haire allegedly then threatened a family in the 31000 block of Fallen Falcon Trail by brandishing a gun, court records show.
Haire was taken to the ground by bystanders and held until Routt County sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene.
Haire was initially charged with four counts of felony menacing but Moffat agreed to dismiss the felony charges because of the plea agreement.
Haire faces a minimum jail sentence of 10 days in the Routt County Jail because his blood-alcohol content was higher than 0.2 percent.
The maximum jail sentence Haire could receive is one year in jail, a fine of $1,500 and 120 hours of useful public service.
Haire pleaded guilty to the felony for selling a rifle to a Steamboat Springs pawnshop Aug. 24. The rifle belonged to an acquaintance of Haire's who had left the firearm at Haire's residence.
When selling the rifle, Haire provided false information on a pawn slip.
On the slip, he claimed the rifle, which is worth $225, belonged to him.