Man with Escape Warrant Found, Arrested in Colorado Springs

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A Colorado Springs man is in jail Friday after police say he led them on a chase near East Boulder and Iowa Avenue.

According to reports from the Colorado Springs Police Department, Friday morning at 1:30 a.m. an officer was in the area of East Platte Avenue and Pitkin Avenue when he saw a suspicious car leaving the parking lot of a closed business.

The officer followed the car as it sped away west on Boulder Street. Police were able to keep up with the car as it finally pulled off on Iowa Avenue. That's when the officer saw a man dressed head-to-toe in dark clothing run from the car.

A perimeter was established and the man was later found lying on the ground in a backyard on Swope Avenue.

When the man was taken into custody, police say he had blood on his face and appeared to have suffered a head injury. Police say they arrested the man, Jason Robert Flynn, 36, and charged him with several outstanding warrants --including an escape warrant from the Colorado Department of Corrections.

A search also revealed that Flynn was in possession of a handgun and brass knuckles. Burglary tools were found in his car.

Flynn was charged with possession of burglary tools, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, possession of a dangerous weapon and traffic charges.

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