Man charged after 12-hour stand off on Orchard Avenue

Nunn, 30 / Photo: MSCO
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-- A standoff in Grand Junction ended in the early morning hours of Friday with an arrest, 12 hours after an initial call to police about a man who had barricaded himself in an Orchard Avenue home with a gun.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office said 30-year-old Dustin Nunn of Grand Junction was taken into custody about 2:00 a.m. Friday.

Police said Nunn was charged with parole violation, 2nd-degree burglary, possession of a schedule II drug, criminal mischief $1000.00 to $5000.00, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, violation of a protection Order and possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 2:00 p.m. Thursday the Mesa County Sheriffs Office and the SWAT team responded to the house at 2876 Orchard Avenue where the man refused to come out.

The sheriff's office said it was executing a search warrant to arrest an individual who was wanted as a parole absconder and has federal warrants.

Deputies at the scene spoke into a megaphone saying, "Drop the gun. This is the Mesa County sheriffs. We are not leaving. You are under arrest. Come out with your hands up."

People living in the area were asked not the leave their homes, and received calls from Mesa County Dispatch warning them of the situation.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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