Suspect, 19, tries to evade police

Tirree Rachal

A 19-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of lying to officers about who he was, then trying to run from them once officers learned his real name, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Tirree Chandle Le Rachal, 2898 U.S. Highway 50, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, obstructing government operations and two felony warrants, according to his arrest affidavit.

Rachal was riding in a vehicle that was stopped Tuesday in the area of Orchard Avenue and Garden Grove Court.

When officers asked Rachal who he was, he allegedly provided a false name and fake birthdate. When officers told him no one with that information could be found, Rachal then allegedly provided his correct birthdate but a different first name with a Missouri identification card, his affidavit said.

On the third attempt, Rachal gave more accurate information, and a record check showed he had two felony warrants for his arrest, his affidavit said.

When an officer tried to arrest Rachal, he allegedly tried to push past officers and run.

He was unsuccessful but allegedly continued to struggle until he was put into the back of a patrol car and taken to jail, his affidavit said.

Rachal received a cut above his left eyebrow and a cut on his hand during the incident.


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