Man accused of eluding

A man was arrested Wednesday on several charges after allegedly eluding law enforcement.

Ryan Ricks, 38, who had a warrant out for his arrest, is accused of vehicular eluding and a series of other driving-related infractions.

Members of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Unit attempted to contain the vehicle that day for fear Ricks would attempt to elude, according to the arrest affidavit.

He was able to get in his vehicle, took off at a high rate of speed and did not yield to overhead lights and sirens before heading north on Interstate 70 Business Loop, the affidavit said.

Police discontinued the pursuit at that time.

Ricks was observed driving down shared turn lanes to get around traffic and driving north in the southbound lane at the intersection of 29 Road and Orchard Avenue.

After losing visual contact, police received a report of a car on fire, the same model and make of the car that was seen eluding police.

Officers later located Ricks in Fruita. He was found in a family member's home and did not come out at first, the affidavit said.

Police used a noise flash destructive device at the home's front twice before Ricks came out, 18 minutes after officers created a perimeter around the home.

A $25,000 bond was set for Ricks by the Mesa County court.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department:

■ Carlos Fernandez, 36, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Aug. 24.

■ Kyle Beamon, 23, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Aug. 24.

■ An unknown adult man is accused of representing himself as a police officer to four victims after following their vehicle for several miles on Aug. 31.

■ An unknown suspect is accused of assault with a weapon in the 400 block of Pitkin Avenue on Sept. 2.

■ Gabriel Hernandez, 63, was cited on suspicion of DUI on Saturday.

■ Tina Judge, 49, is accused of drug possession Sunday.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office:

■ Andrew Masdon, 35, is accused of drug charges Friday.

■ Tre Rascon, 25, is accused of drug charges Sunday.

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