Robert “Mark” Smith, of Kremmling, was taken into police custody this morning at 6:45 a.m. on a warrant for a probation violation. He was taken without incident at Kum & Go in Kremmling. The Grand County Sheriff’s office, the County’s Emergency Response Team, and Kremmling Police Department conducted a search of his residence on the corner of Park Avenue and 11th Street.
Smith was under a deferred sentence for a felony menacing charge when he allegedly threatened a tenant with a wooden 2×2 and also threatened to shoot the tenant with a gun in 2016.
As part of the deferred sentence, Smith was to relinquish his firearms which he failed to do. In addition, on October 2, 2018, the United States Postal Inspection Service notified Grand County Law Enforcement agencies that eleven (11) packages, addressed to the defendant, were shipped via US Mail to the defendant. One package had broken open during shipping and revealed ammunition. Further inspection, revealed approximately 2000 rounds of ammunition, a sword, pocket knives, and miscellaneous items.
Due to the failure of the defendant to relinquish his firearms, and his additional purchase of 2000 rounds of ammunition and a sword. There was also concern regarding the defendant’s erratic behavior during his probation appointments, thus probation requested a no-bond warrant for the safety of the community and the safety of the defendant.
This incident was not related to the civil case with the Town of Kremmling or violations of town ordinances.