A police chase last night ended in the arrest of a wanted fugitive as well as three other people.
According to reports from the Rocky Ford Police Department, they located a vehicle matching the description of one owned by a man wanted for first-degree criminal trespass. When they attempted to stop the car, a pursuit ensued - reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.
They chased the vehicle west on Colorado 50 from Rocky Ford. At one point, officers from the Fowler Police Department deployed a tire-deflating device that punctured a tire of the fleeing vehicle.
The Colorado State Patrol also joined the pursuit, just west of Fowler. During the chase, police say they saw passengers throwing items out of the car. About 20 miles west of Fowler, police were able to intercept the vehicle and bring the pursuit to an end.
The driver, Shannon Medina, 25, of Pueblo, was charged with Vehicular Eluding, Reckless Endangerment, 1st Degree Criminal Trespass (Complicity), and several other charges. He was booked into the Otero County Jail on the charges.
A passenger, Reyes Martinez, 39, of Pueblo, was booked into the Otero County Jail on charges of: 1st Degree Criminal Trespass, Unauthorized Use of a Financial Transaction Device, and Theft. He was also booked into the jail on two warrants for his arrest.
Another passenger, Jennifer Ritter, 37, of Beulah, was booked into the Otero County Jail on the charge of: 1st Degree Criminal Trespass (complicity). She was also booked into the jail on a warrant for her arrest.
Another passenger, Angela Kittinger, 30, of Pueblo, was booked into the Otero County Jail on charges of: 1st Degree Criminal Trespass (complicity), and Unlawful Use of a Financial Transaction Device.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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