Berthod Cyclist attacker avoids Jail time

From the ReporterHerald of Fort Collins

It is being reported that the Berthold cyclist attacker will be avoiding jail time. His attack on a group of cyclist July 18th of 2010 around the town of Berthod with a baseball bat left the group terrorized one bike destroyed. The attacker, Bryce Barker, was found guilty of criminal mischief charge to $500 to $1,000, making it a Class 1 misdemeanor. The menacing with a deadly weapon charge is a class 5 felony.

Berthoud resident Bryce Barker will spend two years on probation but no time in the county jail for an attack on cyclists near his home – an incident surrounded by differing perceptions.

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“You totally misperceived the situation,” the 8th Judicial District judge said Tuesday while sentencing Barker for felony menacing and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

“You perceived a threat that just wasn't there ...You are guilty of these offenses as the jury found. You reacted inappropriately.”

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