Police: 5-time felon threatens officers with gun, leads them on chase

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A five-time convicted felon is back behind bars after allegedly threatening police with a gun and leading them on a chase overnight.

According to the police department, officers in plain clothes were in an unmarked car working an assignment on East Abriendo Avenue overnight when a Chevy Caprice drove past them. The car circled the block, then drove by the officers again. This time, the driver pulled up next to them, aimed a gun at the officers, and asked if they were police. Police drew their weapons and the driver sped off.

The officers aired a description of the vehicle to the rest of the Pueblo Police Department, and it was spotted a short time later. This time, police tried to stop the car but the driver refused to pull over. Police sped after the car.

The car chase soon morphed into a foot chase when the driver jumped out of the vehicle at West Evans Avenue and Evans Place and ran towards homes. He was eventually cornered after climbing on top of the roof of one of the houses. Police say he dropped a handgun on the side of the home.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old George Garnhart. Garnhart faces charges of possession of a weapon by a previous offender and menacing with a deadly weapon, among other charges.