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Pueblo carjacking suspect crashes three times before arrest

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 10:35:41-04

PUEBLO — A carjacking suspect in Pueblo crashed three times in two separate vehicles before he was arrested Tuesday evening.

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office received reports of a truck hitting a fence in Beulah around 8 p.m.

PCSO said a deputy spoke to a man in a 2019 Dodge Ram who said he saw the accident up the road. The deputy then noticed part of the fence hanging off the truck and asked the driver for his name.

The Sheriff's Office said when the deputy got ready to relay over the radio what he found, he heard shots being fired and the driver sped away.

The deputy was not injured by any bullets.

Deputies said they saw the Ram driving eastbound on Highway 78 and a license plate check showed records of the truck being carjacked Monday in Lakewood.

A pursuit ensued and the driver crashed into a backyard on Bandera Court on Pueblo's southside, according to deputies. The suspect fled on foot and authorities saw him carjacking an older, green Ford pick-up truck.

Another pursuit began as the driver sped away until he crashed a third time in the area of Acero Avenue and Northern Avenue.

He crashed into another vehicle and the fence around Mountview Cemetery.

PCSO said 31-year-old Branson Moore was arrested on four outstanding warrants and new criminal offenses.

The Sheriff's Office said they found the suspected firearm inside the carjacked truck at the cemetery, which was also reported stolen.