Shortly after 1:00 this afternoon, a victim called 911 to report that a suspect, who was known to the victim, was following her down North Avenue and had brandished a handgun at the victim. The victim, who also had a 12 year old child in the car with her, was instructed by the dispatcher to drive to the police department. An officer with the Grand Junction Police Department heard the dispatched call and located the vehicles in the area of North Avenue and N. 12th Street. The officer witnessed the suspect vehicle, a green Ford Mustang, intentionally strike the victim vehicle, a silver Pontiac Grand Prix. The officer attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but the driver fled the area. The motorcycle officer pursued the suspect for a short time, but terminated the pursuit in the area of 28 Road and the I-70 Business Loop.
Within minutes, deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office located the suspect vehicle in the area of I-70B and 30 Road and began pursuing the car. The suspect again failed to yield to law enforcement and, ultimately, deputies utilized a tactical maneuver to disable the suspect’s vehicle. At that point, the male suspect was taken into custody without further incident. A deputy sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for evaluation and care. He has since been released.
Jeremy Kulp, age 34, of Grand Junction, was transported to the hospital to be evaluated for injuries, and was subsequently transported to the Mesa County Jail, where he will be charged with multiple offenses, including Felony Menacing, Attempted 1st Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Eluding, Child Abuse, and Possession of a Firearm by a Previous Offender.