Two Colorado Springs men arrested following a chase in Teller County

Posted at 7:00 PM, Apr 09, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-10 12:09:45-04

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Two men from the Colorado Springs area were arrested Monday after allegedly leading authorities on a chase through Teller County.

Just before 5:00 p.m., deputies spotted a green Land Rover at the Conoco Gas Station in Divide that matched the description of a vehicle allegedly involved in a trespassing incident from the previous day.

After confirming it was the alleged suspect vehicle, deputies with the Teller County Sheriff's Office attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle allegedly sped away.

The sheriff's office says the green Land Rover sped away at speeds of more than 90 mph along County Road 51, weaving over double lines into oncoming traffic several times. The sheriff's office says it was successful in deploying spikes that damaged two tires on the vehicle.

The chase came to a close after the driver crashed the vehicle into a power pole near the intersection of Horse Creek Circle and Crystal Peak Drive. The suspects, who have been identified as 37-year-old Gordon A. Hintz and 28-year-old Paege A. Bolt were both taken into custody without incident.

The accident caused the power pole to fall down and begin a small fire in the area that was quickly extinguished by deputies on the scene.

The sheriff's office says Hintz was wanted on a warrant for flight and escape from the Colorado Department of Correction as well as two warrants out of El Paso County.

After searching the vehicle, deputies found the following:

  • brass knuckles
  • 14 grams of what is suspected to be fentanyl
  • syringes with an unknown substance
  • drug paraphernalia
  • suspected burglary tools

Editors Note: The original headline for this article identified the chase as happening over the weekend this was incorrect and has since been corrected.


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