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Vail Valley man wanted on felony warrant asks Facebook for a ride, Sheriff’s Office responds

Randy Wyrick
Vail Daily
Bryan Sohn posted Monday morning in the Eagle County Classifieds Facebook group, soliciting a ride. Members of the Eagle County Sheriff's Office were quick to respond to the post, giving Sohn a chance to turn himself in on a felony warrant.

VAIL — Bryan Sohn’s social media was a little too social on Monday.

Sohn, 28, posted on a local Facebook group’s page that he needed a ride.

His 24-year-old car had broken down on the Summit County side of Vail Pass.

Eagle County Sheriff’s Office staffers spotted Sohn’s post and told everyone following not to bother.

“Do not pick him up,” the Sheriff’s Office posted on that Facebook page, citing he was a nationally wanted fugitive with multiple felony warrants, and also offering him a phone number to call to turn himself in.

Avon police caught up with Sohn on Monday afternoon and booked him into the Eagle County jail.

“Bryan, sit tight. Looks like a ride is on its way,” one commenter wisecracked on Sohn’s Facebook post.

Sohn was booked into the jail at 1:40 p.m. Monday.

So far, he’s booked on possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, false reporting, using a false identification and a warrant from another agency.

FAILURE TO COMPLY

That other agency would be El Paso County, where law enforcement there would like to discuss Sohn’s 25 counts of ID theft, 24 counts of forgery and two counts of theft with which he’s charged.

According to court records, Sohn pleaded guilty in Eagle County on Sept. 27, 2017, to burglary, forgery and theft charges.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office’s felony warrant was for Sohn’s failure to comply with the probationary part of his sentence.

Sohn was kind enough to leave his cell phone number in his Facebook post.

His cell phone voicemail message said: “I’m unavailable or at work.”

Bond has been posted at $18,000.

The Colorado State Patrol has his broken down green 1995 Volkswagen, which was the reason he posted to Facebook in the first place.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.


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