Gene Gana is in custody after barricading himself for two and a half hours in a home on the 2100 block of Broadway in the Redlands.
When deputies attempted to contact Gana at the residence, he barricaded himself inside and refused to come out. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Junction Police Department combined swat team was called into action.
Broadway Elementary, Redlands Middle School, and homes within a quarter mile of the site received a community notification to ‘shelter in place’ until further notice. That notice has since been lifted.
Gana has two active warrants for his arrest, a felony warrant out of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and a parole violation from the Department of Corrections, but now Gana has been booked into the Mesa County Detention Center with additional charges.