Snowboarder found in Kremmling arrested
KREMMLING ” The snowboarder reportedly lost at Breckenridge but found in Kremmling was arrested on Monday after investigators discovered the “missing” man was wanted for two warrants in Arapahoe County.
Dustin Harmon, 23, of Loveland, also faces jail time in a separate case in his hometown, authorities said.
Harmon was reported missing on Sunday evening when he failed to meet two friends at a parking lot in Breckenridge after a day of skiing. About 40 rescuers participated in the search, which was called off when Harmon was arrested by the Kremmling Police Department at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday.
A friend apparently tipped off the police that Harmon had been in Kremmling the night before.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Harmon was being held in the Arapahoe County Jail in Littleton on two failure-to-appear charges. It was not immediately clear why he had been told to appear in court in the first place.
In another case, Harmon faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 9 after pleading guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and indecent exposure.
Prosecutors said he fondled two teenage girls, exposed himself to them and tried to get them to perform sexual acts. He pleaded guilty last month.
Friends at Breckenridge had reported Harmon missing when he failed to rejoin them Sunday evening after snowboarding at Breckenridge and did not go to work Monday. He showed up later Monday in Kremmling, about 50 miles north of Breckenridge.
Kremmling Police Chief Scott Spade said it appeared Harmon was not trying to flee but had missed his ride home on Sunday so got a ride to Kremmling to stay with a friend.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.