PUEBLO, Colo. - - Three weeks have passed and a Colorado City man accused of abusing his former girlfriend for 24 hours is still at large.
Pueblo County deputies are seeking the public's assistance in locating 39-year-old Jeremy Ryan Sisson for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend the night of Sept. 18.
For Valerie Brooke, the alleged victim, the bruises are beginning to fade but the nightmares remain.
Brooke was sitting in her Rye home Wednesday, September 18th, when her ex-boyfriend Sisson allegedly snuck into her home.
"He said, 'Oh I bet you're surprised to see me,'" said Brooke. "He grabbed my hair and yanked me into the kitchen poured a huge glass of fireball. He threw the whole drink at me. Took another glass, took a big gulp then looked right at me and said, "You might want some of this for what's going to happen to you tonight."
Brooke began dating Sisson back in 2016 and broke up in August of this year when she discovered he was stealing money from one of her bank accounts. She even helped deputies put him behind bars for a little more than a month on a separate charge.
For the first 23 hours of her alleged abuse, Brooke can only describe it as torture at gunpoint. She says she took beatings, was bitten, and raped.
"I always thought of myself as a fighter, that no one is going to do that to me I'm going to fight and get away but I couldn't," said Brooke. "I tried and I got bit and hit and I never tried again. All I did was be quiet. When he would ask me 'how do you want to do die?' I would just shake my head and say I don't want to die."
On Thursday after some alleged sexual abuse, Brooke says Sisson left the house contemplating suicide. That's when she called 911 and booked it out of the house afraid he may come back inside.
Brooke says when she ran for her truck she heard several gunshots, but is unsure if Sisson was aiming at her or trying to scare her.
Deputies responded to Brooke's home at about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 on a report that a 61-year-old woman had been assaulted by an ex-boyfriend. When deputies arrived, they found a woman being treated by Rye Fire personnel for serious injuries she sustained in the assault.
Deputies searched the home, property, and surrounding area for Sisson, but weren't able to locate him. They continued to search the Greenhorn Mountain area. Investigators say Sisson is familiar with the area so it would make sense for him to be there. At this point, it is not clear if he is there or not.
After she was picked up by AMR, Brooke says she experienced seizures from the head trauma, and that her face looked unrecognizable. However, she is adamant that the worst damage left by Sisson can't be seen.
"Now I'm broken I'm not myself," said Brooke. "I'm not living a life. I'm living a life where I can't go home. That part scares me the most. That whenever I eventually go home. He could show up."
Sisson is described as 6' 4" tall, 225 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is considered to be armed and dangerous, as the victim reported he has a handgun.
Sisson is being sought on multiple felony warrants, including felony domestic violence, in
connection with the incident. Anyone with information on Sisson's whereabouts is asked to contact
the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office at (719) 583-6250 or Crime Stoppers at (719) 542-STOP.