Thursday, May 10, 2018

Two arrested after standoff with SWAT Team

Justin Edwards, 41
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Justin Edwards, 41, after a standoff at a home in Grand Junction Thursday.

Around 8:30 this morning wanted subject Justin Edwards was located at a home the 500 block of 29 ½ Road. Edwards refused to listen to commands and barricaded himself inside the home.

A community notification was sent to 82 homes in a block radius advising residents to shelter in place. The Mesa County Community Services Campus also went into a shelter-in-place out of an abundance of caution. No schools were affected.

Members of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Junction Police Department SWAT Team obtained a warrant, and surrounded the home. Multiple loud hail commands were given ordering Edwards to leave the home. Edwards did not comply. Ultimately less lethal munitions were deployed. Edwards surrendered without further incident shortly before noon.

Edwards has 3 active warrants from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The warrants are for the following:
Vehicular Eluding (Class 5 Felony), Reckless Driving, Driving Under Revocation stemming from an incident on 2/23/2018.
Failure to Appear stemming from a 2016 charge.
Ivy Hansen, 34
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Failure to Appear stemming from a 2016 charge.
Edwards also has 2 active warrants from the Grand Junction Police Department. Additional charges from Thursday’s incident are still pending.

Ivy Hansen, 34, was also arrested for in Attempt to Influence a Public Servant (Class 4 Felony), Accessory to Crime (Class 6 Felony), Obstructing a Peace Officer (Class 2 Misdemeanor), and Resisting Arrest (Class 2 Misdemeanor).

Edwards and Hansen were booked into the Mesa County Detention facility. For updated bond amounts on any inmate currently in our jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry System webpage.