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Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

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Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office:

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at approximately 0700 hours, deputies were dispatched to an address in Holly, Colorado to a report of a domestic violence in progress. When deputies arrived, the male suspect had already left in a vehicle.  The suspect was identified as Rito Tarango, 25, of Greeley, CO.  The victim was able to provide deputies with the vehicle information and a plate number.

At approximately 0800 hours, deputies observed the described suspect vehicle traveling eastbound on Hwy 50 at a very high rate of speed and attempted to stop the vehicle for the criminal and traffic violations. The vehicle failed to stop and began attempting to elude the deputy.  The suspect continued traveling into Kansas on Hwy 50 at a very high rate of speed while deputies followed. The suspect continued attempting to elude law enforcement on county roads.

Hamilton county Sheriff’s Office was contacted and deputies from Hamilton County were responding. Hamilton County deputies attempted to use stop sticks on two occasions and the attempts were unsuccessful.  The suspect began driving into fields and drove through several fences before coming to a stop and fleeing on foot.

The suspect was quickly apprehended and taken into custody by Hamilton County deputies and Prowers County deputies. The suspect was arrested on a warrant out of Prowers County Sheriff’s Office for Domestic Violence, Harassment and Felony Menacing with a Deadly Weapon from an incident on Monday, January 16, 2017, and for new charges out of Hamilton Count sheriff’s Office.

Due to extradition issues Prowers County deputies will have to issue an additional warrant for the charges of harassment, domestic violence and eluding from the incident that occurred today.

The Prowers County Sheriff‘s Office would like to thank the Colorado State Patrol and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in apprehending the suspect. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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