Arrest Made in Weapons Violation in the Redlands #GVCopBeat

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mastenOfficers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a house in the 300 Block of Rodell Drive on Friday night, shortly before 6:30pm.  Due to prior calls for service, officers were aware that the male occupant of the house had multiple firearms and had previously been uncooperative with law enforcement contact.  The reporting party in this incident stated that guns were being fired inside the home, and that the male subject was making statements threatening to shoot law enforcement if they responded to the house.

A shelter in place emergency notification went out to homes in the area, asking residents to stay inside.  SWAT teams with the Grand Junction Police Department and the Mesa County Sheriff’s office responded, as well.  Numerous attempts at contact with the male inside the home were made, but the male was not cooperative.  Ultimately, the male subject did exit the home and surrendered to police without further incident.  No one was injured.

Christopher Masten, age 33, of Grand Junction, was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility for charges of Illegal Discharge of a Firearm (F5) for shooting a firearm into an occupied residence, Prohibited Use of a Weapon (M2) for using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and Reckless Endangerment (M3).

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