MESA COUNTY, Colo – On April 13, 2020 at approximately 12:50 a.m. Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Circle K Gas station at 3202 E Rd for a robbery in progress.
A passerby noticed a masked person in the store with a rifle appearing to rob the store and called 911.
A deputy quickly arrived in the area and observed the masked person described get into a black Jeep Wrangler and drive off heading south on 32 1/8th Road from E Road. Deputies pursued, observing the vehicle run through a red light and driving recklessly.
The Grand Junction Police Department and Colorado State Patrol assisted in locating the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle ultimately crashed on the 400 block of Appaloosa Lane. The driver fled on foot and was located hiding next to a nearby canal. The subject resisted arrest before being placed into custody.
Terrance Chatman, 27, of Grand Junction is facing the following charges:
- Aggravated Robbery (F3)
- Felony Menacing (F5)
- Possession of a Defaced Firearm (M1)
- Vehicular Eluding (F5)
- Resisting arrest (M2)
- Violation of a Restraining Order. (M3)
- Obstruction of Telephone Service (M1)
- Reckless Driving
- Possession of Weapons by Previous Offenders (F5)
- 1st Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft (F4)
Evidence related to the robbery was recovered.