3 detectives injured trying to arrest wanted man in Pueblo County

From left to right: Vigil, Vinson and DeHerrera. Photos courtesy PCSO

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Thankfully a trio of detectives only received minor injuries while arresting a wanted man in Pueblo County.

The wanted man, Ross Vinson, was taken into custody at about 9:20 Thursday morning. Detectives had to use a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT maneuver) during a car chase to catch him. Vinson was wanted for his connection in an identify theft case. He was also wanted for five other warrants, one of which was a felony. Two passengers in Vinson's vehicle were also taken into custody.

Deputies spotted Vinson Wednesday afternoon on the north side of Pueblo, but Vinson was able to escape. He was spotted again early Thursday morning but no pursuit was started. Then at about 9 in the morning detectives spotted him and started surveillance at a north side motel. Vinson along with two others left the motel in a car going southbound on I-25. Authorities tried to block Vinson's vehicle near Pueblo Boulevard and Lake Avenue but Vinson rammed an unmarked patrol vehicle and drove off. No one was injured in that crash.

Detectives pursued Vinson through several streets before executing the PIT maneuver in the 2700 block of Columbine Avenue. Three detectives were injured while arresting Vinson as he resisted. All three have been treated and released.

Vinson is now facing charges of vehicular eluding, two counts of second-degree assault, attempted second-degree assault, resisting arrest, reckless driving and the five other warrants.

Vinson's two passengers were also arrested. Adam Vigil was arrested on an outstanding warrant and Gina DeHerrera was arrested for aiding escape.