Friday, July 10, 2015

Deputies & GJPD On-Scene This Morning In Clifton, Felony Menacing

Felony Menacing This Morning, Included Shots Fired

Russell Cochran, 25
June 2015 MCSO Photo
Mesa County, Colo. -- Dispatch received the initial call at 5:36 a.m., that shots were fired in the area of 32 1/8 and D 1/2 Roads, Clifton. No injuries were reported, but deputies and officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the area immediately.

Gerald Jordan, 20
June 2014 MCSO Photo
Law enforcement were able to gather information from various witnesses, that directed them to the residence at 492 Mountain Vista Drive, Clifton. Deputies attempted to make contact with the people inside that house, but initially deputies received no response. SWAT Team members from both agencies were called to the scene, along with trained negotiators from the Sheriff's Office.

Agency negotiators started working and two adults exited the home. A short time later, four additional people exited the residence without incident. Negotiations were successful, with no injuries to anyone. Five of the 6 people were initially detained as deputies sorted out their possible connection to the earlier reported incident on 32 1/8 Road. (Click here to watch a short video from the scene.)

Walker Walgenbach, 20
June 2015 MCSO Photo
The shelter in place for immediate area homes on Mountain Vista Drive has been lifted. All units have cleared the area except a few deputies processing the Mountain Vista home. Grand Junction Police Department and Clifton Fire Department assisted with this incident, all of their units have cleared the scene.

At this time, Gerald Jordan, 20, is being booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant; Walker Walgenbach, 20, is being booked into the jail on a restraining order violation charge; Russell Cochran, 25, is being booked into the jail on multiple charges of felony menacing, reckless endangerment, 3rd degree assault, prohibited use of a weapon and domestic violence enhancer; and, Sophia Rogers, 20, is being booked into the jail on charges related to being an accomplice to felony menacing.

Sophia Rogers, 20
The investigation is active and on-going, with additional people and additional charges possible. Updates will be provided as they become available. For a list of official charges and bond update information, search any current inmate in our facility on our Inmate Inquiry System website.

Images from the scene can be used with credit given to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, with additional scene photos located on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

492 Mountain Vista Drive, Clifton: Final occupants of the
home exiting without incident. Negotiators on-scene were successful,
no injuries to anyone.