Pueblo Man Surrenders To SWAT

A wanted man surrendered peacefully to Pueblo police after SWAT came through his door early Friday morning.

Police say they were tipped off by authorities in Iowa late Thursday night that a man with a felony warrant out of Iowa's Blackhawk County was living on the 1000 block of Beech in Pueblo.

Iowa authorities said they had been attempting to contact been unable to reach the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Jason Grovier. They also said they Grovier was suspected of dealing weapons out of his Pueblo home.

Police say that when they went to Grovier's home and tried knocking on his door, there was no answer--but they saw a man get off the couch and walk away. In the brief glimpse they got of him, police said the man resembled the photo of Grovier that they had be given.

Police also reported seeing a semi-automatic handgun on the kitchen counter.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and continued to try to get Grovier to come to door. After he repeatedly refused, the Pueblo Police Department SWAT team was called out. SWAT entered the home at 3:20 a.m., and Grovier surrendered shortly after.

Grovier has been booked into the Pueblo County Jail on two warrants: aggravated assault with a weapon and failure to appear. Police say he has an extensive criminal background, including domestic assaults, assaults with weapon, controlled substance violations, resisting arrest, escape risk causing injury and assaults resulting in injury.