Friday, March 28, 2014

Wanted Sex Offender Now in custody after crashing into cars and running from law enforcement #gvcopbeat

Wanted Fugitive Now In Custody

Mesa County, CO - Wanted sex offender Lance Worrall is now in custody.  This evening officers and deputies with the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff's Office Street Crimes Units spotted a vehicle they believed Worrall might be traveling in near the 2900 block of North Ave.  Officers followed that vehicle to the Candlewood Mobile Home park near D and 32 Rd in Clifton.  When they attempted to contact him he sped off in his car, hitting three vehicles before running head on into a marked GJPD patrol car.  It appears as if Worrall intentionally hit the patrol car.

Worrall continued driving to a nearby neighborhood where he jumped out of the car and started running through several yards, jumping fences along the way.  A responding Mesa County Sheriff's deputy was able to catch Worrall and deputies took him into custody.

A woman, 33-year-old Andrea Cordova, was also in the car with Worrall and also took off running when the car stopped.  A neighbor assisted in taking her into custody.  She was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Worrall was transported to the hospital for injuries to his hands and feet.  He will then be booked into the Mesa County Jail.  He's facing charges of resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, felony criminal mischief, attempted 2nd degree assault on a peace officer and vehicular eluding.

No officers, deputies, or bystanders were injured in this incident.

Booking photos are not available at this time, and no further information will be available until Monday.