WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The Weld County District Attorney’s Office has been granted a 30-day extension on the deadline to file charges against a veteran from Broomfield.
Cory Hixson disappeared a few weeks ago only to end up in jail in Greeley after allegedly stealing a sweater and some food.
Hixson is a Marine veteran and father of two who was badly wounded and lost an eye during two tours in Iraq. His family said he had a breakdown and left the home without a coat or shoes.
A spokesman said the district attorney’s office wants to exhaust all options in Hixson’s case and make sure he gets the help he needs.