- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A judge has denied a request of a new trial for a man who was convicted of vandalism for tearing down barricades on federal land in Montrose County.

The Montrose Daily Press reported Friday (https://bit.ly/13mvuWz ) that U.S. District Judge Robert E. Blackburn dismissed David Justice’s arguments as “legal fallacy.”

Justice, whose given name is Stanley Hugh Anderson, was convicted in September after damaging Bureau of Land Management property at the Cushman Creek Trail. He argued the road is under county and state jurisdiction, not federal.

He also said the judge should have instructed the jury as to the state’s definition of a highway, so his verdict should be set aside or he should be granted a new trial.

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Information from: The Montrose Daily Press, https://www.montrosepress.com

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