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ARROYO BACK IN JAIL

FUGITIVE DOUGLAS MICHALOWSKI SIGHTED IN AREA

BY STERLING GREENWOOD

MARTIN ARROYO IS BACK IN JAIL. , THIS TIME FOR ALLEGED HARASSMENT, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, MENACING AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

HE WAS ARRESTED LAST NIGHT AFTER A CITY-WIDE MANHUNT WHICH CAME ON THE HEELS OF A SIX-HOUR COURT HEARING WHERE A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY, REPRESENTING ATTORNEY DONALD BRANSON, TRIED TO IMPEACH ARROYO AS A CREDIBLE WITNESS AGAINST BRANSON WHO IS ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO MURDER ARROYO IN A GRISLY KNIFING INCIDENT IN A REMOTE AREA NEAR OLD SNOWMASS LAST APRIL 9. read entire story...

UNTIL LAST NIGHT ARROYO WAS THE BOYFRIEND OF DONALD BRANSON'S EX-WIFE, PAMELA BRANSON. AND UNTIL LAST NIGHT, ARROYO RESIDED WITH HER AT 1230 COOPER AVE., IN A HOUSE GIVEN TO HER BY FUGITIVE DOUGLAS MICHALOWSKI BEFORE HE WENT ON THE LAM IN THE FACE OF SEVERAL ARREST WARRANTS FILED IN COLORADO.

ACCORDING TO ASPEN FREE PRESS SOURCES, MICHALOWSKI HAS BEEN SIGHTED IN THE ASPEN AREA IN RECENT DAYS AND ASPEN POLICE HAVE BEEN SHOWN A PHOTO OF HIM FOR IDENTIFICATION.

PAMELA BRANSON, ACCORDING TO SOURCES, PLANS TO START THE PROCEDURE MONDAY TO SELL THE COOPER RESIDENCE THROUGH THE HOUSING BOARD.

MICHALOWSKI CONVEYED THE HOUSE TO HER ON JAN. 4, 2002, AS "HIS LAWFUL WIFE," IN A DULY RECORDED "SPECIAL WARRANTY DEED," FOR $10 AND "OTHER GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION."

ACCORDING TO CINDY CHRISTENSEN AT THE HOUSING OFFICE, , THE DEED-RESTRICTED PROPERTY COULD BE LISTED FOR SALE AT A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS.

THE DOMESTIC DRAMA, WHICH LANDED ARROYO, 37, BEHIND BARS, STARTED UNFOLDING YESTERDAY AT 3:45PM, AFTER JUDGE JAMES BOYD RULED IN ASPEN DISTRICT COURT THAT THE ALLEGED KNIFE VICTIM, ARROYO, WAS A CREDIBLE WITNESS. ARROYO IS THE ONLY EYE WITNESS IN THE CASE INVOLVING FIRST DEGREE ATTEMPTED MURDER AND FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST DONALD BRANSON, WHO IS 54, AND, IF CONVICTED, COULD BE SENTENCED TO FORTY-EIGHT YEARS.

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