'Marshal' charged with sex assault CHARGED for sexual assault

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SAN LUIS — Deputies with the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Costley, 38, at 10 a.m. May 2 on sexual assault charges.
A thorough investigation was conducted by the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office, Costilla County Department of Social Services and the Child Advocacy Center, leading to the charges.
Costley was taken into custody without incident at the Costilla County Court House and was booked into the county jail on charges of Sexual Assault on a Child, Sexual Assault on a Child (pattern of abuse), Sexual Assault on a Child (position of trust), Aggravated Incest and Child Abuse. He is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.
A self-proclaimed common-law marshal, Costley still faces trial on charges stemming an incident during the evening of Feb. 21 when the Colorado State Patrol initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Eighth and Front streets in Antonito.
The vehicle Costley was driving had a defective tail light, as well as other vehicle equipment defects and registration violations.
Along with Costley, the vehicle was occupied by an adult female and three children.
A driver’s license check showed that Costley had a felony warrant out of Costilla County and he was taken into custody after a lengthy stand off.
When he was advised of the warrant, Costley refused to exit the vehicle and requested to talk to the sheriff of Conejos County.
Common Law only recognizes the elected sheriff as the legitimate law enforcement in the county.

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