Man wanted by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office captured Tuesday in Pueblo

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 09, 2024

FREMONT COUNTY — A man who was wanted by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office after guns and drugs were found in his vehicle was captured in Pueblo Tuesday.

The Pueblo Police Department said they assisted the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in capturing 36-year-old Robert Pierce.

The sheriff's office says on June 11 around 12:45 a.m. they made a traffic stop for a tail lamp violation on County Road 123 in Penrose.

According to the sheriff's office, the driver, later identified as Pierce, was asked to exit the vehicle after he gave deputies false information about his identity, and drugs were seen in the vehicle. They say Pierce then ran from deputies into a heavily forested area.

After an extensive search, the sheriff's office says they were unable to locate Pierce, who is from Henderson, which is located northeast of Denver.

The sheriff's office says the following was found in Pierce's vehicle:

  • 9mm handgun
  • loaded highpoint 9mm magazine
  • 200 grams of methamphetamine (laced with fentanyl)
  • 27 grams of cocaine
  • 25 grams of black tar heroin
  • 1044 Fentanyl pills
  • two pounds of marijuana
  • HGH and steroids

The sheriff's office says two no-bond hold warrants have been issued for Pierce.

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