Police respond to a robbery call at Stinker Gas Station early Friday morning, but the suspect was gone.
“Before sunrise, the adult suspect fled this station after firing gunshots, he then breaks into this apartment complex while trying to escape,” Cora Dickey reports, “Although physical damage doesn’t go beyond this point, neighbors and houses across the street woke up to a different alarm this morning.”
A short pursuit involves 35 members of law enforcement, including Grand Junction’s SWAT division. The heavy police presence blocked a larger perimeter from North Avenue to Belford Avenue.
After a four-hour standoff, suspect Andrew Gregg was arrested.
“At this time, we believe that the suspect that we have in custody was the only suspect that was involved in this incident,” Heidi Davidson discloses, “We will continue to process the scene for valuable evidence and will also speak with witnesses and victims to make sure we have a full clear picture of what happened.”
Pinyon Apartment residents were evacuated while nearby neighbors woke up to the investigation. Not knowing exactly what was happening at the time, residents were thankful police respond to situations quickly.
“We didn’t know it was going on,” Paul Celby shares, “We came out time to see them go and they brought the suspect out had him in cuffs.”
Andrew Gregg is booked in the Mesa County Detention Facility. An employee from Grand Junction’s Fire Department and two police officers sustained minor injuries.
Suspect Andrew Gregg is charged with robbery, burglary, and felony menacing along with resisting arrest and assault on a police officer and firefighter. In 2012, Fort Collins police arrested Gregg for stealing a van and committing three additional robberies within an hour.