High Speed Chase Friday Morning Leads to Arrest

(Las Animas, CO) -- Bent County Undersheriff Wick Turner reports his office arrested a woman and a man after a high speed chase that started Friday morning. Turner tells Colorado News Your Way that the pursuit started after an attempt to stop a vehicle on highway 101. The vehicle then attempted to elude Sheriffs deputies by heading west on highway 50 to La Junta. Turner states they then, attempted to return to Las Animas. The arrest happened after the suspect's car came to a stop after possibly a motor failure.

No other information was available at the time we spoke to the Bent County Undersheriff. The suspects were arrested and taken to the Bent County jail. All inmates booked into the Bent County jail are listed on the website the Bent County Sheriff's office maintains at


Colorado State Patrol assisted in the pursuit.


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