Montezuma County court seals case of bondsman shooting

The Cortez Journal: A case involving a bail bondsman who shot and injured a fugitive in Cortez has been sealed by the Montezuma County Courts.

Bail bondsman Clint Simmons said he accidentally shot Freedom Anderson during a struggle to arrest him in Cortez Sept. 30, according to a Cortez Police Department incident report.

In December, the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s office reported it planned to charge Simmons with second-degree felony assault, felony menacing, misdemeanor prohibited use of a weapon and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.

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