Man who led Garfield County deputies on high-speed pursuit Friday arrested in Summit County |

Man who led Garfield County deputies on high-speed pursuit Friday arrested in Summit County

Michael Iain Greer.
Provided / Montezuma County

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Michael lain Greer in Summit County Friday after the suspect led Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase in and around Silt earlier that morning,

According to information released by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office late Friday, Greer was contacted and arrested by the Colorado State Patrol in an allegedly stolen vehicle.

Greer allegedly led local police officers on a pursuit that ended in Silt Friday morning. He is also a person of interest in additional auto thefts and burglaries that occurred in Garfield County that same day, authorities said.

“This is an active investigation. Complete charges will be filed for his actions in Garfield County once the investigation is complete,” according to the release.

Sheriff’s deputies initially attempted to contact Greer on information that he allegedly stole a vehicle in Montezuma County.

“At approximately (5 a.m. Friday), a vehicle was identified as having been reported stolen from Montezuma County,” a Garfield County Sheriff’s office release stated. “The vehicle was eastbound on (Interstate 70) when deputies attempted to stop the vehicle; a vehicle pursuit began.

“The vehicle crossed the median and proceeded east in the westbound lanes opposing oncoming traffic. Direct pursuit of the vehicle was discontinued due to the safety of other motorists on the interstate.”

The vehicle ultimately left the roadway in the Silt area, breaking through a fence on I-70 and through a fence at a nearby storage facility, the release stated. The vehicle was abandoned near 16th Street and U.S. Highway 6.

The suspect fled the scene before deputies located the stolen vehicle. The Silt Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office proceeded to search for the suspect but were not able to find him.

“Shortly thereafter, a second vehicle was reported stolen, in the approximate area where the first vehicle had been abandoned,” the release states.

Police initially were unsure if the suspect had left the immediate area or if he was still in Garfield County.

During the course of the investigation, information from Montezuma County identified Greer as a person of interest in relation to the pursuit. Greer’s address was not given.

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