By Staff Report
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) has reportedly caught the suspect who was the cause of Saturday evening’s emergency alert. They announced this on its social media page around 11:20 a.m. Monday morning, stating that there is no further information at this time.
The CodeRED alert that went out, along with the shelter in place, has been lifted.
DCSO had sent out an emergency alert through its CodeRED system Saturday evening. The warning: an adult male, potentially armed, was eluding law enforcement in the area of Harts Basin Road and Oatman Road, Eckert.
The warning imposed a 2-mile radius shelter in place for residents.
DCSO described the suspect as a “male party, dressed in black that is fleeing from deputies on foot and was reported to be possibly armed.”
Shortly after 8 p.m., the CodeRED alert was extended to residents near 2550 Road and Q25 Road on Cedar Mesa, east of Cedaredge. They further described the suspect as being approximately 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall.
As of 10:25 p.m., DCSO reported that deputies were still searching for the individual, adding that no further updates were anticipated that night.
The overall situation was declared to be over Monday morning with a suspect in custody. By DCI print deadline on Tuesday, DCSO had not yet released the name or details on the suspect, nor the situation which led to the pursuit.
The DCI will report further on the matter as information becomes available.