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Nationwide arrest warrant issued for possibly dangerous man after crime in Monument

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 14:22:04-05

MONUMENT, Colo. — A nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for a man with several felony convictions, and authorities said he could be armed and dangerous.  

On Tuesday, officers with the Monument Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Hulls Way to investigate a report of a theft.

When they arrived, officers learned that the residents had recently allowed an acquaintance to stay with them. That man, Juan Sebastian De La Vega-King, 27, started to steal items from them, including a prescription bottle of Vicodin, the residents said.

A further investigation found that De La Vega-King also had several items — including a revolver and rifle — that were reported as stolen from a burglary in Albany, Oregon, police said.

He is known to carry a firearm and was last seen with a pistol. He also was in possession of two ballistic body armor vests — authorities recovered one and believe he has the other.

De La Vega-King’s criminal history includes multiple convictions for felonies related to controlled substances, burglaries and weapons. The convictions make it illegal for him to possess firearms or body armor, police said.

A nationwide extradition warrant has been issued for his arrest for possession of weapons by a previous offender, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

De La Vega-King should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

He is described as a white man, around 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and a nose ring. The most recent photo available shows him with parts of his hair dyed blonde.

He was last seen driving a tan to silver 2000 Nissa Frontier pick-up with Oregon license plate number HHVR. The truck was last seen with a black camper shell that may have two large dinosaur stickers on the tailgate glass of the shell.

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of De La Vega-King is asked to call Monument police at 719-481-3253.