Double-homicide person of interest arrested in Grand County after pursuit ensues
Updated March 15 at 9:20 p.m.:
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the pursuit started at approximately milepost 203 on U.S. 40 near Hot Sulphur Springs, and ended with a deputy executing a tactical vehicle intervention on County Road 8 and U.S. 40 in Fraser.
Granby and Fraser Winter Park police departments assisted the sheriff’s office with traffic control and other logistical needs.
Erickson was safely taken into custody. He is facing charges in Grand County for vehicular alluding, which is a Class 5 felony, and a Class 6 felony for aggravated motor vehicle theft, along with other unspecified misdemeanors, according to a sheriff’s spokesperson.
Deputies from Grand County Sheriff’s Office arrested a person of interest in a double homicide that occurred in Spanish Fork, Utah, on Tuesday night.
A news release from the Spanish Fork Police Department states one of the victim’s phones pinged in Steamboat Springs around 5 p.m. on March 14. Because police thought the son of the deceased and person of interest Tryston Robert Erickson had allegedly taken one of the victims’ cars, it was suspected that the phone may be in the car with him.
Spanish Fork Police contacted the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and provided a vehicle description. Deputies located the car in Kremmling and attempted a traffic stop, but the news release states a pursuit ensued.
Deputies eventually made contact with Erickson, who identified himself and is now being held in the Grand County jail. Lt. Cory Slaymaker of the Spanish Fork Police Department wrote in an email to Sky-Hi News that Spanish Fork officers are now in Colorado to interview Erickson and work with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office on his extradition.
The names of the victims have not been released because the Utah State Medical Examiner has not positively identified them.
This story was updated with information from the Spanish Fork Police Department at 12:17 p.m. March 15.
This story will be updated as details emerge.
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