Sheriff’s deputy arrested in bar fight, police say |

Sheriff’s deputy arrested in bar fight, police say

J.K. Perry

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” An Eagle County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly got into a fist fight with a bar doorman early Friday morning, resulting in his arrest.

Dep. Craig Sjoerdsma, 42, was arrested by Glenwood Springs police on a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, said Glenwood police Chief Terry Wilson. Police continue to piece together information, but Wilson said a fist fight broke out at Club Roxie when the doorman tried to restrain Sjoerdsma.

The doorman suffered minor injuries and pressed charges against Sjoerdsma, who posted bail on a $1,000 bond after being taken to the Garfield County jail.

Wilson refused to say whether Sjoerdsma was drunk. Police are obtaining information from other witnesses, although additional charges are unlikely to be filed, Wilson said.

Whether Sjoerdsma will face consequences from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office remains to be seen, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Kim Andree.

“At this time it’s a personnel issue,” Andree said. “We’ll make a decision whether there will be any consequences when the report is complete.”

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14622, or

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