Saturday Night Orchard Mesa, Wanted Fugitive Arrested By SWAT Team After Suspect Injured Deputy
|Donald S. Quint, 43, of Grand Jct.|
MCSO Photo: January 2016
He fled from deputies after appearing initially to be compliant with the traffic stop, dragging and nearly running over a deputy during his escape in a vehicle he wasn't legally licensed to operate. The deputy sustained non-life threatening injuries to his knees and both arms, which were reviewed and treated by medical professionals at St. Mary's Hospital that night.
Deputies tracked the vehicle Donald was driving, finding it abandoned on Dawn Drive, in Grand Junction. Later deputies determined (through information from a family member of Donald's) he was inside a home at 2910 Jon Hall Road, in Orchard Mesa. Deputies made multiple attempts to contact him inside that residence, to include trying to talk him out of the home peacefully. He in no uncertain terms, declined.
Through the windows of the residence, deputies witnessed Donald in the kitchen obtaining knives and then appearing to barricade himself in the bathroom. When GJPD SWAT officers made entry into the bathroom trying to arrest Donald, he swung a shower curtain at them trying to strike them and assault them, several times.
Around 10:50 p.m., agency SWAT Team members and a Fruita Police Department officer with a K-9, made entry into the home locating Donald. He continued to be heavily combative and resistant with all deputies. He was arrested on the outstanding GJPD warrant and the following additional charges:
- 2 counts, 2nd degree assault on a peace officer
- 2 counts, Resisting arrest
- Reckless driving
- Reckless endangerment
- Vehicular eluding
- Driving under revocation
- Failure to drive in a single lane
Donald is currently being held without bond in the Mesa County Detention Facility. He has multiple previous jail bookings into our facility in 2014 and 2012. For updated bond amounts on any inmate currently in the Mesa County Jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.