Man Arrested in SWAT Standoff

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

A Grand Junction man is behind bars after threatening to shoot six people and wage war on police.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was call out to the 2800 block of C 1/2 Road Saturday night at 9pm.

Officials say several people reported that 46-year-old Lonnie Ivey had been drinking all day and pointed a rifle at them. The victims were able to get away from Ivey and call police. Officials say during the investigation, Ivey contacted his wife and told police to back off, saying "If they want war, I will give them war." Deputies say Ivey did not cooperate with the orders they gave him on scene.

A reverse 911 call was sent out to houses in the area and roads around the residence were shut down. Just before 11:00pm deputies found Ivey hiding in an irrigation ditch.

He was booked into the Mesa County Jail and is being held on a $150,000 bond. Ivey is a convicted felon.


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