Man Who Aimed Gun At Officer Turns Self In

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A man who allegedly barricaded himself in his house and pointed a gun at officers has turned himself in.

Pueblo police tell 11 News the suspect, identified as Charles Pelto, faces three counts of felony menacing.

It started around 7:30 Thursday night when Pueblo police say the man's wife called them after the man barricaded himself in the house in the area of 18th and Grand, which is near Parkview Medical Center. The woman hung up the phone before police could get much information. Their attempts to contact her again failed, so they sent officers to check out the situation.

When officers knocked on the door, one officer saw a laser on his chest. Officers pulled back and learned the laser was attached to a gun. The man seemed very agitated, police later told 11 News.

Police were able to contact the man, who his wife says may have been going through a PTSD episode. The man would only talk to one of their dispatchers. By 10:30 p.m. officers decided to leave the area. They say the man was not threatening anyone and they didn't want to "force his hand" and cause any other problems.

Pelto turned himself in Saturday, but the circumstances around the arrest are still unknown.



 
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