Update: Cordova in custody at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood
Anthony Cordova, 48 was arrested Friday night in Kremmling.
According to Grand County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Dan Mayer, Cordova had a history of problems with police.
“He has been in prison and got out several months ago and he stabbed someone. The Sheriff’s office had a warrant for his arrest.”
Authorities have been looking for him since Thursday.
He ran from Grand County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday when they tried to serve a warrant.
On Friday, a Kremmling officer saw Cordova and watched him go into his daughter’s trailer and authorities quickly closed off the area, said Mayer.
“We were confident he was in there. There was only a minor window to get out.”
Once officers went to the door of the trailer, Cordova’s daughter said he may have a gun.
The Middle Park Emergency Response Team commander, Jim Kraker, of the Granby Police Department completed a threat assessment and knowing Cordova’s past and that he might have a gun, he and the incident commanders, Scott Spade, Kremmling Police Chief and Wayne Schafer, Grand County Undersheriff all determined to make the call to send Middle Park Emergency Response Team to Kremmling.
Once the team arrived, they went to the trailer door and Cordova gave up, said Mayer.
Mayer said he told officers he didn’t want to hide anymore.
Cordova told deputies that he had taken his some pills and authorities transported him to Denver in an ambulance.
Cordova is currently in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood with Grand County deputies.
He will be charged with the original warrant, 2nd degree assault. Authorities may add additional charges including failure to leave a residence upon orders of law enforcement or an obstruction charge, Mayer said.
Middle Park Emergency Response Team includes Kremmling Police, Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Granby Police, and the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department.
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