Colorado State Patrol Troopers are on the lookout for a suspect they believe is dangerous and may be high on methamphetamine. At about 1:15 Sunday afternoon Colorado State Patrol Trooper Greg Dokken pulled over a vehicle near 29 1/2 Road and Orchard Avenue.
Dokken approached the car and began questioning the driver James Cowart and the passenger Joe Carrol. Then during a search of the car the trooper says he found a sawed off shot–gun with six shells, three of which were in the chamber. Dokken also found drug paraphernalia. When Trooper Dokken tried to detain Cowart he took off running. Authorities contacted the car's owner who is an associate of Cowart. The friend says the suspect is from Arkansas and has been in Grand Junction for two weeks and for much of that time has been high on meth. James Cowart is believed to be in his late 20's, he's six foot one and weighs about 170 pounds. He was last seen running west in the area of 29 ½ Road and Orchard Avenue wearing a black tank top with blue jeans and a baseball cap. He has tattoos on both of his arms.
Cowart faces charges of criminal impersonation, eluding authorities and possibly being a felon in possession of a weapon.