112 mph chase, arrest

Avion Jackson, 18, is accused of drug possession and vehicular eluding and received a $20,000 cash or surety bond from Mesa County Court on Tuesday.

A car Jackson was later identified to be driving was reportedly spotted by a Colorado State Patrol trooper on Monday at around 10:52 a.m. traveling eastbound on Interstate 70.

The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that had previously fled Utah Highway Patrol and was going 89 miles per hour in the 75 mph zone, according to the arrest affidavit.

The trooper activated his emergency lights and the vehicle reportedly fled and was driving down the middle of the highway, reaching 112 mph during the pursuit.

The troopers used stop sticks, or spike strips, to end the pursuit, first deploying at mile post 18 and then again near mile post 19.

The vehicle exited the highway at exit 19 and was pulled over at the roundabout on Highway 340 at the intersection of Raptor Road.

Approximately 2.18 pounds of marijuana was found inside the vehicle, the affidavit said.

n Seth Tafoya, 20, is accused of felony menacing among other charges and received a $10,000 cash-only bond on Tuesday.

A woman reported to having a gun pointed at her by another driver in the area of 32 Road and I-70B on Monday.

A second woman called in a short time to make a similar report nearby to the first caller.

Both reporting parties said the man, later identified as Tafoya, was gesturing at them with a black handgun while driving beside them, according to the arrest affidavit.

n Kevin Sparks, 22, is accused of first-degree criminal trespass among other charges and received a $5,000 cash-only bond on Tuesday.

A man reported Sparks attempted to steal loose change in his wife’s vehicle when the passenger door was left open, according to the arrest affidavit.

The man confronted Sparks and the two reportedly fought before police arrived.

Sparks was found with drugs in his possession, the affidavit said.

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