A wanted Alamosa man is in custody after leading Colorado State Troopers on a high-speed pursuit in Alamosa County on Wednesday, shortly after 5:00 pm.
25-year-old Brandon King of Alamosa was wanted by several agencies, including Rio Grande Sheriff's Office for Kidnapping; Huerfano County for Larceny, Huerfano County for Criminal Impersonation as well as a failure to appear warrant from Alamosa County. He is also suspected in a recent vehicle theft as well as several burglaries.
Local agencies in the San Luis Valley were looking for King on Tuesday after he was involved in a domestic violence incident in Alamosa County. Agencies had been looking for King for over a week for other incidents and the outstanding warrants.
Investigators learned of a possible vehicle King may be driving on Tuesday afternoon and notified local agencies to be on the lookout for this vehicle.
Around 5:00 pm, a Colorado State Patrol Trooper located the vehicle on Alamosa County Road 7 South at County Road 107 S (near the CSP Office). The vehicle initially stopped but then fled from the Trooper. The vehicle continued west out of Alamosa to the County Road 100 (Alamosa and Rio Grande County Line) where it turned north, driving recklessly and attempted to ram the Trooper. The vehicle continued north on County Road 100 at speeds just over 100 mph. Near County Road 5 North, the Trooper performed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI), where he spun the suspect vehicle out of control and off the road.
The suspect vehicle, a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, went off the road and rolled one and a half times. The driver crawled out of the vehicle and fled on foot. An assisting trooper took a passenger, Mark Turner, 34, Alamosa, into custody.
Several agencies, including Monte Vista Police Department, Alamosa Sheriff's Office, Rio Grande Sheriff's Office, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife Officers and a BLM officer all joined the two Troopers involved in the pursuit and set up a perimeter. They were able to corral King, who continued to resist arrest. King was ultimately intercepted by a Division of Parks and Wildlife Officer (DOW) and then arrested with the assistance of Troopers, Monte Vista PD and a BLM Ranger. King was arrested and transported to the Alamosa Regional Medical Center, treated for minor injuries and released. He was later booked into the Alamosa County jail on the outstanding warrants as well as numerous new charges, including Felony Eluding, Attempted 2nd Degree Assault on a Peace Officer, Reckless Driving and Resisting Arrest.
Turner was taken to the Alamosa Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries. He was later booked into the Alamosa County Jail on Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) charge.
This is still an active ongoing investigation and additional arrests are anticipated in the near future. Brandon King:Mark Turner