Mesa County Employee charged with Second Degree Burglary

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KREX) — Investigators with the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office obtained a warrant for the arrest of Belinda Knisley. Knisley, 66, turned herself in to the 21st Judicial District Court on September 1, 2021. Because Ms. Knisley was willing to turn herself in, the District Attorney made arrangements for her to avoid going through the jail.

Knisley faces the following charges:

  • Second Degree Burglary (Class 4 Felony)
  • Cybercrime (Class 2 Misdemeanor)

The charges stem from conduct as a county employee after being placed on paid administrative leave due to a confidential personnel matter. These charges are separate from the District Attorney’s Office’s ongoing investigation into criminal activity surrounding the security breach of Mesa County voting equipment. No arrests have been made related to the security breach investigation.

Knisley was given a $2,000 Personal Recognizance Bond by a Judge and ordered to have no contact of any type with the Clerk’s Office or its employees. 

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