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Early Morning Crash Involving Suspect Wanted for Attempted Assault on Douglas County Deputy

Joint Press Release from Parker Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office

NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO  On July 20, 2020, at around 6:26 AM, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to Bingham Lake in the Pinery subdivision, located in unincorporated Douglas County, on a call of a welfare check. A citizen called 911 to report that there was a vehicle parked at the lake and the driver appeared to be slumped over inside the vehicle.
The deputy located the vehicle, and upon clearing, the license plate belonged to a different vehicle. As the deputy was walking up to contact the driver, the car took off and attempted to hit the deputy, who had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The deputy pursued the vehicle, which was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed. He lost sight of the vehicle northbound Hwy 83 at around Stroh Rd. Parker PD was notified of the incident and was asked to be on the lookout for the vehicle.
At 6:55 AM, a Parker Police Department officer observed the vehicle traveling northbound Parker Road near the intersection of Parker Road and Mainstreet. As the officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle, it went onto the sidewalk near the intersection of Parker Road and Plaza Drive. The vehicle then came back on the roadway and accelerated northbound at a high rate of speed, crashing at the intersection of Parker Road and Lincoln Ave. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital with unknown injuries, and was taken into custody by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for outstanding warrants. One other individual was taken to a local area hospital with unknown injuries. This incident is under investigation by the 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.
All questions reference this incident should be directed to the Colorado State Patrol Public Affairs Office at 303-239-4583.