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Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Apprehends Possible Attempted Homicide Suspect Out Of Utah

On March 3, 2024, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Utah authorities that a possible attempted homicide suspect was traveling east toward Mesa County. Deputies and Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol set up surveillance along the interstate, but further information indicated they likely missed the suspect due to a time delay.

Deputies continued to search for the fugitive, focusing their efforts in the Fruita area based on information provided by the Murray City, Utah Police Department. Deputies diligently searched the area businesses, hotels, and gas stations for the suspect vehicle.

A deputy located a vehicle matching the description parked at a gas pump at the Exxon on Raptor Road in Fruita. After contacting several people associated with the vehicle, one of the deputies on scene noticed an adult male standing off to the side observing their contact. The deputy quickly identified the male as the wanted fugitive, 20-year-old Jhon Alvaro-Alarcon Paredes. He was quickly taken into custody and transported to the Mesa County Detention Facility where is is currently awaiting extradition by Utah authorities. Location 555 RAPTOR ROAD FRUITA, CO 81521

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