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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KDVR) — Update 4:08 p.m. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters surrendered at the Mesa County Detention Facility, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said.

Her booking photo was not immediately available.

Earlier: Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk who has been under investigation for an alleged election security breach, has been indicted by a grand jury on 10 counts.

Mesa County Deputy Clerk Belinda Knisley was also indicted by the grand jury for her alleged involvement. Both women have cash-only bonds set at $500,000.

Peters, a Republican, is being investigated by the FBI and Colorado state officials in an alleged breach of elections equipment in Mesa County in May 2021.

Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, successfully sued to have Peters and a deputy, Belinda Knisley, prohibited by a judge from administering the November midterm election. Peters has denied any wrongdoing.

Knisley was subsequently suspended and charged with felony second-degree burglary and a cybercrime misdemeanor count by District Attorney Daniel Rubinstein’s office. Knisley also has denied wrongdoing.

During a hearing for Knisley, Peters was accused of using an iPad to record the hearing. A search warrant was issued for Peters’ iPad and she was detained while at a coffee shop in Grand Junction. She was later charged with obstruction of justice for the incident.

Peters has since announced her intention to run for secretary of state against Griswold, although it’s unclear if she has formally started the process.

The charges against Peters are as follows:

  • Attempting to influence a public servant – three counts
  • Criminal impersonation – one count
  • Conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation -two counts
  • Identify theft – one count
  • First-degree official misconduct – one count
  • Violation of duty – one count
  • Failing to comply with the secretary of state – one count

Knisley faces the following charges:

  • Attempting to influence a public servant – three counts
  • Conspiracy to commit attempting to influence a public servant – one count
  • Violation of duty – one count
  • Failing to comply with the secretary of state – one count

Colorado GOP Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown and other party leaders released the following statement on Peter’s felony indictment, as she runs for the office of Secretary of State.

“It is our belief, as leaders of the Colorado Republican Party, that any Republican candidate who is indicted with felonies by a grand jury and who will be charged by a Republican District Attorney should suspend their campaign while they undergo the legal challenges associated with those indictments. The Republican Party is the Party of law and order and we need every Republican voter focused on getting Republicans and constitutional conservatives elected across Colorado in 2022. Today, we are asking Clerk Peters to consider what is best for the Republican Party in Colorado and act accordingly as she avails herself of our judicial system.”

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This story will be updated as we learn more.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.