by Dalton Carver
A criminal case involving a man charged with second degree assault and child abuse will continue Feb. 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Ouray County court. The continuance was granted by Zachary Martin, Ouray County judge, to allow time for Joseph Roger Bourget to attend a detox program and recover around family before the case continues next year.
Dec. 6 was Bourget’s first appearance in the Ouray County court system. He had previously been advised of his rights Nov. 14 in Montrose.
Bourget is charged with second degree assault, causing injury with a deadly weapon; felony menacing with a real or simulated weapon; knowingly and recklessly causing child abuse, but causing no injury; and, harassment by striking, shoving or kicking. Charges were officially filed against the Ouray County resident Nov. 20.
Bourget was involved in a standoff with law enforcement the afternoon of Nov. 12 that shut down US 550 north of Ouray to traffic for several hours. Bourget was booked into Montrose County Jail later that evening.
The continuance granted by Martin will allow...