Mancos manhunt nabs suspect

Man in custody, accused of felony menacing with a firearm

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A Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy keeps his weapon trained on the car where the suspect may be, as one occupant of the car is handcuffed while lying on the ground. The suspect was not found and the man was released. Enlargephoto

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A Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy keeps his weapon trained on the car where the suspect may be, as one occupant of the car is handcuffed while lying on the ground. The suspect was not found and the man was released.

A 31-year-old man was arrested for felony menacing Tuesday after Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies searched for the suspect for several hours before apprehending him.

According to a press release from the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report of a felony menacing, which occurred during a domestic disturbance in the 38000 block of County Rd. L.4 in Mancos at 7:10 a.m.

Deputies responded to the Mancos Marshall’s Office where the domestic disturbance victim was contacted. The woman stated that an altercation occurred between her and the 31-year-old man and a firearm was involved.

Sheriff’s deputies assembled a team and began looking for the subject.

The suspect, who had fled the residence prior to police arrival, was apprehended approximately four hours later as he was attempting to sneak back into the residence from a heavily wooded area.

The sheriff’s office said no further information was available at this time and did not release the name of the suspect. The man is currently being held in the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Detention Center pending formal charges.