Featured, Sherrie Peif, Weld County

Hearing for Eaton man who drove through pro-police rally in 2020 continued for third time

GREELEY — The 22-year-old Eaton man accused of driving his vehicle through a crowd of supporters at a pro-police rally in 2020 has had his disposition hearing continued for a third time.

Isaiah Cordova’s attorney, Robert Ray, told the court on Dec. 23 that he will “probably reject” the final plea agreement offer from the Weld County District Attorney’s office, but needed to go over it with Cordova and his parents first.

Isaiah Cordova

Cordova was initially arrested in July 2020 on seven counts of first-degree assault, seven counts of felony menacing, and one count of reckless driving. The charges came after Cordova was accused of jumping curbs and driving through a park nearly hitting more than a dozen people, including four young children.

On Jan. 6, 2021, the DA’s office amended the charges to seven counts of second-degree assault causing injury with a deadly weapon, felony menacing with a weapon, seven counts of attempted murder with extreme indifference and an “enhancer” charge of committing a violent crime with a weapon.

At a disposition hearing in July 2021, Ray told the court that he and the prosecutor’s office agreed to disagree on a plea bargain and asked to set the case for a preliminary hearing. That was then set for August 27 but continued again until Dec. 23.

Cordova is now set to appear for another disposition hearing at 2 p.m. on April 12, 2022.

The rally, which ran along Collins St. just west of U.S. 85 in the northern Weld County community of Eaton started at 3 p.m. and drew at least 300 people with flags, signs, and music. The rally was organized by the Northern Colorado Young Republicans and was the largest held in Weld County. Previous rallies in Greeley, Evans and in front of the Weld Sheriff’s Office had all been peaceful.

About 30 minutes in, Cordova was seen in a red SUV taunting the crowd while driving east along Collins, yelling and flipping off supporters before jumping the curb and driving though the crowd.

Cordova is currently free on a $5,000 bond.


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