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Man reportedly hiding in a Colorado cornfield suspected of firing shots at a truck

Spencer Wilson
Spencer Wilson(PCSO)
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 4:26 PM MDT
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PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A man allegedly found hiding in a cornfield is suspected of shooting at another vehicle in Pueblo County.

The crime happened Sunday evening in an area close to the 1500 block of 33rd Lane, east of Pueblo. A witness told deputies she saw a silver truck and a green truck speeding south on 33rd Lane, then saw the green truck crash into a cornfield. A moment later, she said she heard several gunshots fired in the direction of the silver truck, which then left the area.

A drone was used by authorities to search the cornfield. A suspect was seen running toward Kalorama Place. The man was also seen attempting to break into a truck parked at a nearby residence.

“While in pursuit of the suspect, the man pulled a gun from around his ankle,” sheriff’s office spokesperson Gayle Perez wrote. “A deputy ordered him to drop the gun, and the suspect complied and dropped the gun but attempted to elude deputies. The suspect, identified as Spencer Wilson, was quickly apprehended and taken into custody after a brief struggle with deputies. The gun was recovered. Deputies also learned the 1995 Mazda truck Wilson was driving was reported stolen out of the city of Pueblo. The same truck was being sought by the sheriff’s office in connection with several trespassing incidents earlier in the day on the St. Charles Mesa.”

Wilson is facing charges including aggravated motor vehicle theft, first-degree criminal trespass, prohibited use of a weapon and resisting arrest.

“This was great work by our deputies in tracking down and taking into custody this very dangerous individual. Our drone team played a significate roll in locating the suspect and it was nice to see this resource assist deputies in taking Mr. Wilson into custody,” said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor.

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