Price Resident Flees Courtroom, Fails to Appear for Sentencing


Following his arrest in February, Price resident Daniel Hurtado appeared on Monday in Seventh District Court for sentencing on two charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and two charges of possession or use of a controlled substance, all third-degree felonies.

Hurtado was originally booked into the Carbon County Jail after allegedly being found with over 30 grams of methamphetamine, 7.5 grams of heroin, prescription pills, paraphernalia and over $100, according to the Price City Police Department.

Upon appearing for sentencing, Hurtado was given a pre-sentence investigation report created for his case. Therein, Hurtado was placed in the highest risk category and was thereby recommended a prison sentence.

Upon first seeing the report, however, Hurtado fled the courtroom according to the Carbon County Attorney’s Office.

The court then issued a no-bail warrant for Hurtado. The court will also await Hurtado being taken into custody to impose sentencing. At that time, any additional consequences for fleeing will be determined.

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