Man accused of threatening good Samaritan with gun after hit-and-run crash arrested

GRAND JUNCTION - One man is behind bars after police say he crashed into another vehicle, threatened a person who tried to help with a gun, and then ran off.

Kevin Bond, 23, ran a red light at North Seventh Street and North Avenue at about 8:50 Saturday night, the Grand Junction Police Department said.

The blue Honda Accord that Bond was driving slammed into a Toyota Prius driven by a 78-year-old man.

Police said Bond and a female passenger drove off headed east on North Avenue to North Ninth Street. Bond tried to go south but didn't make the turn and drove his car onto the sidewalk, police said.

A witness stopped at the car to check whether Bond and his passenger were hurt, but police said Bond pulled out a handgun, threatened the citizen and ran from the scene with his female passenger.

Police did not say how they caught Bond.

Bond is now charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, hit and run, drug possession and possession of a firearm by a previous offender. 

The passenger was later identified as Vanessa Lopez, 23, from Grand Junction. She was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant. 

The 78-year-old man in the Prius was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive.
 

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