Man arrested on 11 warrants, including one for attempted murder

Joseph Chavez / Pueblo Police Department
Joseph Chavez / Pueblo Police Department

PUEBLO, Colo. — A man who was wanted on 11 warrants, including one for attempted murder, was arrested after a brief standoff in Pueblo Thursday night.

Police said around 11:30 p.m., they went to a home on Greenwood Street to arrest 44-year-old Joseph Chavez. Chavez barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out, according to police. Officers eventually entered the home and arrested him after a short struggle.

Chavez was wanted on 11 warrants, including:

  • Attempted murder, in connection with an assault in Las Animas
  • Driving under restraint
  • Trespassing
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Child abuse/neglect
  • Violation of bail bond conditions
  • Assault x3
  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender x3
  • Violation of a protection order x3
  • Felony menacing with a deadly weapon x2
  • Habitual criminal x2
  • Failure to register as a sex offender x2

Police said he is also facing new charges for possession of a controlled substance, attempted second-degree assault on a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

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