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Two Oklahoma residents identified as those arrested Thursday after pursuit, standoff in Larimer Co.

Posted at 10:55 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 12:55:03-04

DENVER – The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the two people arrested following a pursuit from Wyoming and an hours-long standoff after they broke into a home in Larimer County.

Jesse Allan Spahr, 37, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Katelyn Sidney Bohl, 27, of Edmond, Okla. were both arrested Thursday and booked into the Larimer County jail.

They both face investigation on counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer and attempted first-degree assault, the sheriff’s office said. Spahr was also booked on investigative counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, eluding and felony warrants out of Oklahoma for felony criminal mischief.

Around 11 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol called the sheriff’s office to notify them they were involved in a pursuit with a vehicle that was headed southbound on I-25 into Larimer County.

Troopers told deputies that they believed that a man and woman – later identified as Spahr and Bohl – were physically fighting with each other in the car and also firing guns at the troopers.

Deputies joined the pursuit as the two got off I-25 and headed westbound on Owl Canyon Road, then south onto Terry Lake Road, where the driver of the vehicle rammed into the garage door of a home, the sheriff’s office said.

Since they had rammed into the closed garage door, they were able to get inside the home. The homeowner was able to escape, the sheriff’s office said.

Larimer County Regional SWAT Team members responded and after several hours convinced Spahr and Bohl to surrender around 6:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s office said bonds for the two have not been set. Both are set for their advisement hearings on Friday afternoon, according to court records.