(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

Apprehending Suspect Moments After Crash


On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 08:50 hours, Deputy Stump, of the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with a vehicle for travelling at 121 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The vehicle was southbound on highway 287 south of Eads. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. During the pursuit, stop sticks were deployed at three locations, but were not effective. The pursuit reached speeds in excess of 120 mph to 130 mph.

Hedge and Corner of Restaurant

The pursuit ended on Main Street and Hickory Street in the City of Lamar where the vehicle crashed into a metal power pole.

In Custody

Both suspects were taken into custody.

The vehicle involved was stolen out of Adam’s County Colorado, with two suspects occupying it. The driver, Joshua Wood was wanted out of Colorado for escape from the Colorado Department of Corrections. Wood is charged with felony eluding, reckless driving, driving on a sidewalk, motor vehicle theft, exceeding speeds of 40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, failing to yield to authorities, driving under restraint; more charges are pending after further investigation.

The passenger was identified as Amber Wildenstein. Wildenstein has three warrants for her arrest involving drug charges. Wildenstein was booked on the following charges: possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and accessory to a crime.

Both parties are being held at the Prowers County Jail with no bond.

The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for assisting; Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, Lamar Police Department, and the Colorado State Patrol.

From the Office of Kiowa County Sheriff, Casey Sheridan


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