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Christmas robbery suspect surrenders in Teller County

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 17:21:04-05

TELLER COUNTY — A man who was arrested in late December in Colorado Springs after robbing a bank downtown and throwing the cash in the air was taken into custody again on Friday afternoon in Teller County.

A deputy attempted to pull over 66-year-old David Oliver along Loy Creek because the Ford Expedition he was driving didn't have license plates.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Oliver eventually stopped on Rampart Range Road and yelled out the window and yelled, “I’ve got a gun and I am not going back to jail.” He then stuck the gun out of the driver's side window and drove away. During a short pursuit, the deputy saw Oliver toss the handgun out of the vehicle. So, he stopped his patrol vehicle to pick up the gun.

Oliver had stopped a short distance up the road from the deputy but drove off again as additional deputies arrived. The deputies called off the pursuit and helped the first deputy to look for the gun along Forest Service Rd 946. As they were searching, Oliver returned and surrendered peacefully.

He was booked into the Teller County Jail on felony charges of Menacing, Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, and Vehicular Eluding as well as a Misdemeanor charge of Driving Under the Influence.