Landfill worker finds apparent evidence linked to lieutenant

Posted at 2:43 PM, May 18, 2017

PENROSE, Colo. (AP) — More pieces of apparent evidence linked to a former Fremont County Sheriff's lieutenant have been found.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports ( ) Robert Dodd, who resigned from the sheriff's department last month, had already been charged with abuse of public records and two counts of second-degree official misconduct before the recent findings.

The new apparent evidence had been found in a landfill trash bin collected from Dodd's former residence. A worker attempted to call the district attorney's office to report it, but ended up contacting a Pueblo Chieftain reporter, who then went to the landfill.

Among the items found had been a computer, an envelope marked "evidence" that contained a DVD and a videotape labeled as containing a sexual assault investigation interview.

The original charges stem from evidence linked to the 2006 homicide of Candace Hiltz found in one of Dodd's old storage units.