PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) - Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies quickly arrested four suspects who were wanted in an armed robbery at a St. Charles Mesa convenience store this morning.
Deputies arrested Jodhan Irvin, 19, Samuel Phillips, 19, Antoni Sandoval, 18, and a 13-year-old male juvenile following a brief vehicle pursuit.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) says that detectives are still questioning the suspects and charges will be forthcoming.
Deputies responded to the Sinclair Convenience Store, 108 Baxter Rd., at about 11:40 a.m. after an employee reported at least three males entered the store, one of whom was armed with an AR-style rifle and demanded money. The employee hid in a cooler and called 9-1-1. Deputies are still investigating to determine if anything was taken from the store.
Video from the store’s security camera showed the four suspects leave in a white sedan in an unknown direction.
A deputy patrolling in the area saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in a parking lot in the 27000 block of U.S. Highway 50. As deputies drove up to the vehicle, the suspects took off at a high rate of speed. Deputies followed the vehicle as it sped through several St. Charles Mesa area streets eventually headed westbound toward the City of Pueblo.
Deputies continued to follow the vehicle as it went north on Colorado Highway 227 into the East Side of the City of Pueblo.
A deputy was able to deploy spike sticks which flattened one of the tires on the vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle and wrecked into a yard in the 300 block of Iola.
One suspect suffered minor injuries. Deputies quickly took into custody two of the suspects. Two others ran from the vehicle.
One was apprehended a short time later in a neighboring yard. The other suspect was located at about 12:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Beech Street, less than one block away from the crash, and taken into custody without incident. An AR-style rifle was recovered.