Car chase ends near Palisade High School, driver taken into custody

(David Jones)
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 10:10 AM MDT|Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 3:54 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Zachary Norvell, 30, was taken into custody on Sunday night after a police pursuit ended near Palisade High School.

The vehicle Norvell was driving in was reported stolen a few days prior.

Mesa County Sheriff Deputies attempted to make contact with Norvell around 10:30 p.m., and that’s when he attempted to flee authorities. During the chase, deputies used road spikes and a pit maneuver to stop him in his tracks. Norvell was then arrested without further incident.

Several stolen items were found in the vehicle, and a gun was found outside of the vehicle on the street.

Norvell is facing the following charges:

  • Vehicular Eluding F5
  • First Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft F4
  • Warrant - Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
  • Failure to stop at stop sign
  • Obstructing Government Operations M3
  • Possession of weapon by previous offender F6
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving Under Suspension

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