Summit County Attorney

2014 Elections
12:12 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Candidates Reveal Their Financial Spending

Two of the most-watched local political contests this year are the races for Summit County Sheriff and County Attorney.

New campaign finance reports this week show incumbent County Attorney David Brickey outspending his challenger, former Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder.

Meanwhile, Sheriff candidate Justin Martinez is swamping his opponent Kris Henricksen in terms of money spent and raised. Rick Brough has more.

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2014 Elections
10:22 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Sparks Fly Between County Attorney Candidates

David Brickey (L) Robert Hilder (R)

The candidates for Summit County Attorney, incumbent David Brickey and former Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder, jousted over their records, as well as their qualifications to handle both the civil and criminal sides of their job. They also delved into some of their judgment calls at Monday's 2014 Election Forum. Rick Brough has more.

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2014 Election
3:03 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Hilder Wants To Set New Tone For County Attorney Office

Former Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder says he's running for County Attorney because there should be a change in the Attorney's Office, and there should be leadership there. And he says voters should have a choice for the position. Rick Brough has more.

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2014 Election
7:45 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Brickey Looks For Another Re-election

Credit courtesy David Brickey

Summit County Attorney David Brickey is asking voters to return him to office for the third time - though this year, he's facing an opposing candidate. Brickey told KPCW that on the criminal side, his office has been successful in holding defendants accountable. On the civil side, his staff has worked well with the county's elected officials. Rick Brough has more.

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Concealed Weapon
10:21 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Moose Shooter Refered To Animal Control

The Summit County's Attorney's has declined to prosecute a Summit Park resident who shot and killed a moose after it attacked his dog about two weeks ago.

Chief Prosecutor Matthew Bates, wrote in a letter that the shooter, who legally had a 40 caliber semi-automatic hand gun under a conceal-carry permit, acted in self defense when he fired twice at the moose.

Bates, however,  said he was referring the case to Animal Control, to site the shooter for walking his dog off leash. Rick Brough has more.

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New Staff
4:24 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Brickley Finds New Chief Prosecutor

Matthew Bates

Summit County Attorney Dave Brickley announced Tuesday that he has appointed a Chief Prosecutor - naming Matthew Bates, who has worked in the Attorney's Office the past three years. Rick Brough has more.

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2014 Elections
5:17 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

State And County Election Races Begin

The filing window for candidates in the 2014 county and state races opened on Friday. The applications at the Summit County clerk's office already show there will be contests for a position on the County Council, Summit County Attorney and County Sheriff. Rick Brough has more.

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Fire Captain Arrested
11:41 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Former Park City Fire District Captain Charged with Three Felony Counts

A former Park City Fire District captain has been charged with embezzlement, for falsifying his time-off records. Rick Brough has more. 

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Summit County
10:55 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Osguthorpe Dog Bite Charges Settled

Originally aired April 25, 2013.

The Summit County Attorney's office has reached a settlement with long-time area rancher Steve Osguthorpe on charges that he was responsible for two dog-bite incidents that took place in the fall of 2008 on trails in the Canyons Resort area.   The county and Osguthorpe signed onto a 'diversion agreement" which calls on the rancher to meet a couple of conditions.    But Osguthorpe still denies guilt in the agreement and vigorously rejects the county's allegations.    Rick Brough has more