LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A vehicle chase that started in Wyoming crossed the state border and two suspects then entered a home in Larimer County Thursday afternoon, prompting a shelter-in-place order that lasted for several hours.
A public information officer with Larimer County Sheriff's Office said the incident began in Wyoming, with the sheriff's office receiving a call from Wyoming Highway Patrol around 11 a.m. notifying they were involved in a pursuit that was headed toward Colorado.
The suspect driver headed south, crossed into Colorado and continued to a home along the 200 block of Douglas Road in unincorporated Larimer County. Two individuals went into the home, the sheriff's office said. The sole resident was able t escape from the home safely.
The county SWAT team was called to the home at 12:10 p.m.
Residents were asked to take shelter if they live in the area of La Mesa Drive south to the intersection at Terry Ridge Road, and Woodridge Road west to the intersection of Douglas Road and Harbor Way, and east to Highway 1. Residents in those areas were asked to remain inside with their doors and windows locked, the sheriff's office said.
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson David Moore said in an interview Thursday afternoon that one of the people barricaded inside was a man, but said he had little other information at the time, as he had not been to the scene.
Troopers said in a news release late Thursday night they believed the man and a woman who was with that man were involved in some type of physical disturbance with each other and that both fired weapons at pursuing troopers.
The pursuit ended when the man and woman drove their vehicle into a closed garage door of a home, and both remained inside until negotiators convinced them to surrender. Both were taken into custody not long after, at around 6:30 p.m., without incident.
The man was identified as 37-year-old Jesse Allan Spahr of Oklahoma City, Okla., and the woman was identified as 27-year-old Katelyn Sidney Bohl, of Edmond, Okla. Both were booked into the Larimer County Jail on the following charges: attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer (class 2 felony), and attempted first-degree assault (class 4 felony).
Spahr was also booked on charges of possession of weapon by previous offender (class 6 felony), eluding (class 5 felony), felony criminal mischief and outstanding felony warrants from Oklahoma.