Man who fled police apprehended west of Granby after overnight manhunt |

Man who fled police apprehended west of Granby after overnight manhunt

This mugshot of Jason Bustillos was taken in mid-April after he was arrested by authorities and charged with third-degree assault.
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A Wednesday night traffic stop that turned into an overnight manhunt ended Thursday morning shortly before 11 a.m. with one suspect in custody.

Kremmling resident Jason Bustillos, 39, was pulled over Wednesday night by local law enforcement officers and was found to have a suspended license, according to officials. Lt. Dan Mayer of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said Bustillos initially fought officers before fleeing the area on foot. A coordinated search of the area was conducted but authorities were unable to locate Bustillos.

A citizen reported Thursday that a suspicious person matching Bustillos’s description was in the area west of Windy Gap Reservoir. Deputies from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Granby Police Department responded to the area to conduct a search with the assistance of an aerial drone and K-9 units.

Authorities apprehended Bustillos at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

According to Mayer, Bustillos was taken into custody and transported to Middle Park Medical Center for a possible leg injury that resulted from his flight from law enforcement Wednesday.

This week’s incident is not the first time Bustillos has interacted with law enforcement this spring.

In mid-May, Bustillos was arrested and charged with third-degree assault. Bustillos was alleged to have threatened to kill another individual in Kremmling. The incident, which occurred April 17, was resolved peacefully but prompted West Grand School District to enter into lockout protocols and initiated the activation of Middle Park’s Emergency Response Team.

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