The man who led police on a slow-speed RV chase along Main Street in Cortez last month will consider a proposed plea agreement that could land him in prison for 12 to 18 months.
Kevin Ritter, 41, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday morning to consider the proposed deal.
Under terms of the deal, Ritter would plead guilty to vehicular eluding, a Class 5 felony, and face a sentence of 12 to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Vehicular eluding occurs when an individual is driving recklessly while being pursued by officers.
The case will be bound over to 22nd Judicial District Court.
Ritter’s arraignment is scheduled for March 25 at 10 a.m.
Bond was not addressed Thursday morning. It remains at $50,000.
According to Assistant District Attorney Will Furse, Ritter also has at least one pending and active warrant out of Jefferson County.
On the morning of Feb. 5, police pulled Ritter over for a traffic infraction near the Hampton Inn on Hawkins Street. Ritter fled in his RV and ran over spikes set by police, blowing a rear tire.
Officers followed Ritter in a slow-speed pursuit as he drove west along Main Street and then north along U.S. Highway 491 until he turned onto County Road Y.
Ritter’s RV got stuck in mud near the intersection of County Road Y and County Road 16, where police apprehended him without issues.