Arrest warrant issued in Parshall eluding incident |

Arrest warrant issued in Parshall eluding incident

Local authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of Zachary Tangney, the suspect in the Thursday May 12 alluding incident that occurred just west of Parshall.

Tangney’s warrant is for driving on a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender, eluding a police officer and speeding 25-40 miles per hour over the speed limit. Authorities are still looking for Tangney whose last known address was listed in Denver.

The incident that precipitated Tangney’s arrest warrant occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 when a vehicle traveling down US Highway 40 just west of Parshall was clocked on radar by Sheriff’s deputies traveling at roughly 90 miles per hour. The suspect immediately fled the deputies, quickly pulled into a nearby farm and fled on foot. The suspect was already gone by the time officials located his vehicle.

Initial searches of the suspect’s vehicle revealed an empty gun holster, prompting concerns the suspect might have been armed. The Middle Park Emergency Response Team was nearby at the time conducting training exercise on the local rifle range and was called in to aid in the search. Later that evening officials from the Grand Count Sheriff’s Office suspended the search.

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