Burglar busted with 42 grams of suspected meth in Pueblo County

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - A man being arrested for attempted burglary in Pueblo County was found with 42 grams of suspected methamphetamine on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Tomlinson, 47, was spotted trespassing on private property in the 5600 block of Colorado 96 at around 6:40 p.m.

According to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Tomlinson fit the description of the suspect seen previously burglarizing a home in the area.

Tomlinson told deputies he had stopped to ask if the homeowner had an apartment for rent. When deputies started to question him about the burglary that occurred in the area, Tomlinson took off running.

They tried to tase him, but Tomlinson continued to run.

Another deputy, who was chasing Tomlinson, was able to arrest him just as he jumped off a 4-foot-high wall. The deputy and Tomlinson landed on a driveway below the wall. There was a brief struggle.

While conducting a pat search of Tomlinson, deputies found in his possession 42.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine and two glass pipes.

A witness identified Tomlinson as the person seen inside the garage of a nearby residence. Tomlinson is accused of taking items from the garage and putting them outside the building to take at a later time. All items taken from the garage were found.

Tomlinson and the deputy suffered minor injuries in the incident. Tomlinson was arrested for attempted second-degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into Pueblo County jail.

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