Moffat County Sheriff’s Office arrests pedestrian armed with rifle Friday

UPDATE: The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was arrested Friday as Tanner Sholes, 40. According to the sheriff’s office, Sholes has been charged with violating a protection order, obstructing a highway and obstructing a peace officer.

On Friday morning, some Craig residents received an emergency alert telling them to shelter in place as officers from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Craig Police Department fielded reports of a rifle-wielding man moving through the Sandrock Drive and Ranney Street neighborhood on foot.

According to the sheriff’s office, officers continued to track the man as he made his way to Yampa Avenue and then north along Colorado Highway 13.

As the man approached a private residence on Moffat County Road 208, he was taken into custody by officers and ultimately transported to the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office declined to identify the man Friday afternoon but said he has a criminal history and will be facing multiple charges stemming from this incident. It was unclear Friday what charges the man could face.

According to the sheriff’s office, additional information will be made available as the investigation progresses.

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