Fugitive wanted by several Colorado agencies caught in Iowa

Council Bluffs Police say he was spotted coming out of a Target and arrested a short while later.

KUSA - A fugitive wanted in Colorado by various law enforcement agencies along the Front Range for a litany of crimes was arrested Saturday in Iowa, according to Aurora Police.

Blake Newton, 23, was wanted out of Boulder for allegedly robbing a woman coming out of a rec center earlier this month. He may also be wanted out of Aurora.

In Denver, Newton is believed to have robbed a gas station back on November 8 at gunpoint, stealing milk, kids' drinks and demanding all the cash from the register, police said.

Newton was arrested Saturday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, police there said. He was taken into custody at 2:30 p.m. by FBI agents, Council Bluffs officers and Pottawattamie sheriff's deputies.

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FBI agents reached out to police in that area earlier in the day on Saturday, saying they'd tracked a wanted man to a nearby Target. Officers remained on guard in the area until Newton drove to a nearby Qdoba, police said.

It was then officers tried to talk to him, but he got in his vehicle and sped off. After a short pursuit, a Pottawattamie deputy performed a PIT maneuver on his car and he spun out. 

Newton reportedly tried to run on foot but was chased down by officers while trying to steal another vehicle nearby. 

Investigators found a gun and some pot in the vehicle he'd fled from Colorado in, authorities said.

At the time of this writing, Newton is in Pottawattamie County Corrections on out-of-state warrants from at least three Colorado municipalities.

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