Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Update: Mesa County man arrested after overnight pursuit into Delta County

Trenton Miller, 38
MCSO Photo
UPDATE: Trenton Miller, 38, was booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility this afternoon on the following charges: Vehicle Eluding (Class 5 Felony),  Prohibited Use of a Weapon (Class 2 Misdemeanor) , Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Misdemeanor),  and Reckless Driving (Class 2 Traffic Misdemeanor).


MESA COUNTY, Colo – Delta County Sheriff deputies arrested a Grand Junction man this morning wanted for eluding law enforcement in a pursuit that began in Mesa County overnight.

Trenton Miller, 38, was arrested near the Gunnison River after spending the night out in the elements.

Tuesday at 10:16 p.m. Mesa County Deputies responded to a report of a man making suicidal and homicidal threats.

911 dispatchers were told Miller was headed towards Delta/Montrose in a black Ford F-150 armed with a gun. Deputies were also informed Miller had made threats toward himself and another party in the Montrose area.

Deputies spotted Miller driving East on Highway 50. Miller failed to pull over and vehicle pursuit began.

Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol assisted in closing Highway 50 down at mile marker 60. Stop sticks were used to bring Miller’s vehicle safely to a stop at mile marker 62 in Delta County. Miller did not stay in his truck and ran on foot into the desert.

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, MCSO SWAT Team, Delta County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Patrol searched the area for Miller.

An emergency notification was sent out to residents within a 5 mile radius advising them to shelter in place.

Delta County Sheriff’s Office deputies located Miller Wednesday morning around 10:00 a.m. and arrested him on charges to include Vehicle Eluding (Class 5 Felony). His full list of charges are still pending.

Miller also has a warrant for an unrelated Grand Junction Police Department case.

The case is still under investigation.