Monday, April 28, 2014

Woman demands to be arrested

Deputies Make Woman's Wish Come True

Mesa County, Colo. -- Just after 4 a.m. today, deputies were dispatched to the perimeter of the Mesa County Detention Facility on a suspicious incident, just shortly after a woman called dispatch to inform them she was en-route to the Detention Facility to demand her brother be released from custody.
Monique Armstrong, March 2014 Booking Photo

Patrol deputies located an abandoned vehicle between the Mesa County Justice Center and the Sheriff's Office, registered to Monique Armstrong, 20, of Grand Junction. While almost simultaneously, Detention deputies were investigating the cause of the jail perimeter alarms activated. 

Monique was located inside the chain link fence and razor wire that surrounds the Mesa County Detention Facility, as a deterrent to anyone accessing the surrounding grounds or attempting to flee the facility. She is suspected of breaking a jail pod window and then asking deputies (again, and this time in person) to be arrested and booked into jail. Based on the suspected crimes committed by Monique, the deputies obliged her without any further incident. 

Monique, identified her brother as Michael Armstrong, 18, who was arrested by Grand Junction Police officers on the night of April 27, 2014, for his second (in a two week period) DUID--Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, along with driving the wrong way on a street and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael posted bond and was released from the jail at 8:50 a.m., today.

Monique was booked into the jail on criminal trespass, criminal mischief and violation of bail bond conditions (associated with her arrested on March 22, 2014, charged with two counts of theft and first degree criminal trespass). She is continuing through the booking process and her most recent booking photo will be posted here when it is available.

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