Sex offender caught after ramming 4 cars during police pursuit
City and county law enforcement officials worked together Friday to arrest a wanted sex offender and his companion after he tried to elude them and crashed into four vehicles, Grand Junction Police Department reported.
Officers and deputies attempted to stop sex offender Lance Dylan Worrall near the intersection of D and 32 Roads when he sped off, slamming into three cars and then careened head-on into a marked GJPD patrol car, according to police.
“It appears as if Worrall intentionally hit the patrol car,” police said in a news release.
It all started when officers and deputies with the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes units spotted a vehicle they believed Worrall might be traveling in near the 2900 block of North Avenue.
Officers followed the vehicle to the Candlewood Mobile Home park near D and 32 roads in Clifton. When they attempted to contact him, he sped off, police reported.
After colliding with the four vehicles, Worrall continued driving to a nearby neighborhood where he jumped out of the car and started running through several yards, jumping fences along the way, according to police.
A responding Mesa County sheriff’s deputy was able to catch Worrall and deputies took him into custody, police said.
A woman, 33-year-old Andrea Cordova, was also in the car with Worrall and also took off running when the car stopped. A neighbor assisted in taking her into custody. She was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, police said.
Worrall was taken to the hospital for injuries to his hands and feet. He will be booked into the Mesa County jail, police said.
He’s facing charges of resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, felony criminal mischief, attempted second-degree assault on a peace officer and vehicular eluding, according to police.
No officers, deputies, or bystanders were injured in the incident, police said.