Superior City Councilor Facing Multiple Charges

April 22, 2017 08:04 AM

Superior City Councilor Graham Garfield faces a felony charge after an alleged incident at his residence on Thursday evening. 

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According the Superior Police Department, officers responded to a home on Banks Avenue to investigate a report of a domestic dispute at 7:27 p.m. Thursday.

Police say Garfield was not at the residence at the time police arrived. He was located by Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies later that night near Pattison State Park, approximately 10 miles south of Superior, and arrested at about 9 p.m. without incident.

Garfield appeared in court via video from the jail on Friday afternoon to be formally charged with recklessly endangering the safety of another in the first degree, which is a felony. He's also charged with three misdemeanors.

Garfield was released at 4 p.m. Friday after posting bond.

In a statement released Friday morning, Superior Mayor Jim Paine said, "I was alarmed to learn about the very shocking allegations against Mr. Graham Garfield. My office will be monitoring the situation very closely and I will work with the City Council leadership to ensure that this situation does not impede the good work that we have begun."

Paine plans to hold a press conference about the situation on Monday morning.

Garfield was sworn into office for his second term of city councilor on Tuesday after winning re-election by a single vote.


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