GOLDEN, Colo. — Deputies arrested a man on Friday evening accused of stealing a Humvee from the National Guard Armory at Camp George West in Golden.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO), the man stole the Humvee at 7:30 p.m. and drove through a fence on his way out. A deputy spotted him about five minutes after the call came in, JCSO said.
The man made his way through Golden, driving onto grassy areas at sheriff's headquarters and the District Attorney's Office before getting onto C-470 and then U.S. 285, JCSO said.
The man led deputies on a pursuit that ended when he crashed into the median on U.S. 285, according to JCSO. He was taken to a hospital to be checked out before he was booked into the Jefferson County jail, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office said.
JCSO said they are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
The suspect was identified as Adam Mabe, 34. He was being held on suspicion of:
- First-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft
- Vehicular eluding
- Criminal mischief
- Reckless driving
- Driving a vehicle when the license is under restraint
- Second-degree criminal trespass
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