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Man arrested after barricading himself inside Grand Junction restaurant

The standoff lasted for about an hour
Deputies from the Mesa County Sheriff's Office as well as officers the Grand Junction Police...
Deputies from the Mesa County Sheriff's Office as well as officers the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the scene of the incident.(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Mar. 13, 2021 at 4:10 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 15, 2021 at 11:47 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Authorities succeeded in bringing a man into custody Saturday afternoon after an hour-long standoff during which the man in question barricaded himself inside Zen Garden, a sushi restaurant on North Ave. Officers located the man, who had two active warrants out for his arrest.

On Monday, the Grand Junction Police Department identified the suspect as Cornell Adams, 38, of Grand Junction.

Those working inside the restaurant on Saturday vacated the space as the man took his position there.

Under one warrant, the man faces charges related to child abuse and sex offenses as well as contempt of court. Under a second warrant, he faces charges for failing to appear in court for traffic violations. Both the Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office were involved in his arrest.

The area near North Ave and 29 Road was closed during the incident.

Adams is facing the following charges:

2nd Degree Burglary

Unlawful Possession of a Controlled SubstanceViolation of a Protection Order

Criminal Possession of a Financial Device

2nd Degree Criminal TamperingObstructing a Peace Officer

2nd Degree Criminal Trespass

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