Zachary David Bayhan, 22, was arrested by the Delta Police Department Saturday on serious charges for the third time since Christmas Day. This time, he was charged with with two counts of menacing, two counts of second degree kidnapping (high risk), two counts of false imprisonment, aggravated robbery, first degree criminal trespass of a vehicle, second degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, theft, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.
On Feb. 12, Bayhan was the cause of a 30-minute car chase that involved the Delta Police Department, Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol. The chase involved a stolen vehicle, which Bayhan was driving, and ended at City Market after state troopers used stop sticks on the vehicle’s tires.
After the more recent incident, Bayhan is being held at the Delta County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.
According to a special release by the Delta Police Department, the incident took place over three to four days.
On March 19, the department took a report of armed robbery and theft of a vehicle that had allegedly taken place the day before at the Stinker Store. “After an extensive investigation into the allegations a 2007 Chevy truck was reported as stolen, a person of interest was identified and all area Law Enforcement was notified,” the report said.
The next day, March 20, police officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of H-38 Rd. on an unrelated incident. The report stated that Bayhan was arrested on the previously mentioned charges at that time.
Shortly after midnight following the arrest, a traffic stop resulted in the recovery of the stolen vehicle.
More information will be released as it becomes available.