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Three men suspected of sexually assaulting woman at gunpoint appear headed for plea agreement

Details of plea agreement not disclosed
Left to right: James Thomas Zink, 18; Anthony “Izzy” Israel Fitts, 19; Devin “Ducky” Richard Bond, 21

All three suspects in a high-profile sexual assault case waived their right to a preliminary hearing Monday and appear to be in negotiations for a plea agreement.

The terms of the plea agreement were not discussed before 6th Judicial District Court Judge William Herringer. All three cases were reset for a court hearing at 10 a.m. May 11.

The three men – Devin “Ducky” Richard Bond, 21, Anthony “Izzy” Israel Fitts, 19, and James Thomas Zink, 18, all of La Plata County – are charged with three counts of felony sexual assault and three crimes of violence.

The charges are related to an incident on Oct. 14, 2017, when the men allegedly threatened a woman with a shotgun and sexually assaulted her. According to police, the woman accepted a ride home from a party from Zink, and the three men instead drove around town against the woman’s will.

Police, who had received a call from a man who had also been in the car earlier and was reporting he had money stolen from him, encountered the car with the men and woman at the Durango Skate Park in the 1300 block of Roosa Avenue and interrupted the alleged sexual assault.

Fitts and Zink are out on bail. Bond remains in police custody.

jromeo@durangoherald.com

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