WELD COUNTY, Colo. – An inmate who cut off his ankle monitor and later stole a truck led deputies in Weld County on a chase through fields before he was re-arrested overnight, the Weld County Sheriff said in a news release Saturday.
The sheriff said Jamie Poe, 27, escaped from Community Corrections after cutting off his ankle monitor and stole a red GMC pickup truck from a victim in the parking lot of a food processing company in Greeley.
At around 11:30 p.m. Friday, deputies were told that pickup was near the intersection of Highway 392 and Weld County Road 59.
That vehicle was eventually spotted by deputies near the intersection of Weld County Road 78 and Weld County Road 61. Deputies tried to stop the vehicle but Poe fled, leading law enforcement on a chase, Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said.
During the chase, Poe drove through fields in an attempt to lose the deputies but the suspect lost control of the vehicle and ended up in an irrigation ditch, Reams said. He tried to escape on foot but was later found near the 37000 block of Weld County Road 53.
Poe is being charged with robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft, theft, careless driving, driving without a valid driver’s license, eluding or attempting to elude a police officer, hit-and-run, an escape warrant, and a community corrections violation. The suspect is currently in custody at the Weld County Jail.
Reams said the Greeley Police Department will be investigating the motor vehicle theft and escape from Community Corrections.