Police arrest suspect in Silt armed robbery
Law enforcement arrested Tarran Lee Downing on Tuesday for allegedly robbing the Red River Inn, a hotel in Silt, on Saturday night.
Downing, 23, was described in a press release as a former Silt resident.
Police responded to the Red River Inn late Saturday night after receiving a report about a male suspect who brandished a handgun, demanded cash and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
Downing was arrested after a joint investigation with the Rifle Police Department. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Threat Assessment Group and the New Castle Police Department provided additional assistance.
Downing also was arrested on several other charges from unrelated cases, according to the release. Those charges include felony theft in Rifle, motor vehicle theft, possession of burglary tools, robbery, menacing and theft.
He is being held at the Garfield County Jail on a $7,887 bond, according to the jail’s list of current inmates.
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