WELLINGTON, Colo. - Deputies in Larimer County are searching for a gun missing after a previously convicted felon was arrested for wielding it during a domestic dispute in Wellington.
Just before 3 a.m. Friday, deputies were dispatched to the 8000-block of Nashua Circle in Wellington for a "loud verbal disturbance." When deputies arrived, spokeswoman Jennifer Hillmann said, they could hear the argument and saw a man with a gun through an open garage door.
Hillmann reported that family members told deputies the man, identified as Jimmy Lee Jones, had a gun, was intoxicated and was a previously-convicted felon.
After Jones ran from the home, neighbors were warned about the situation through a reverse 911 notification. Meanwhile, deputies used a K-9 to track him.
Jones was found at a vacant home at 5:13 a.m. and was uncooperative after deputies took him into custody, HIllmann said.
Deputies did not find the gun they had previously seen Jones holding and asked the public to be aware that the weapon is missing. The Sheriff's Office is searching for the weapon where Jones had been, but also warn that if someone else finds the gun they should not touch it.
If you see the gun, call dispatchers at 970-416-1985.
Jones is being held in the Larimer County Jail and is charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender, a felony, and prohibited use of a weapon, a misdemeanor.