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Arrest made in ‘General Lee’ Sno-Cat case

Jason Cuervo faces numerous drug and theft-related charges.
Credit: Courtesy Boulder County Sheriff's Office/9NEWS file photo
Jason Cuervo is accused of stealing a Sno-Cat painted like the General Lee.

KUSA — Nearly a month after eagle-eyed Facebook commenters followed a stolen Sno-Cat painted like the “General Lee” across Colorado, the suspect who was able to escape from police has been apprehended at a Toyota dealership in Boulder.

Jason Cuervo, 28, faces charges for distributing a controlled substance, obstructing a peace officer, drug possession, driving a vehicle with a suspended license, unlawful extraction, first-degree auto theft, weapon possession and vehicular eluding.

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He was arrested at Boulder Toyota on April 9 after police received a tip he would be there.

Cuervo is accused of stealing a Sno-Cat from Minturn the night of March 11 and towing it down Interstate 70 200 miles to Grand Junction in a Toyota Tacoma.

Mesa County deputies would receive information that day that Cuervo was barricaded inside a Grand Junction home. But, after an hours-long SWAT situation, he wasn’t found.

Deputies did find the stolen Sno-Cat and weapons, ammunition, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

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