Armed And Dangerous Suspect Flees State After Ramming Police Car

By Jeff Todd

DILLON, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators in Summit County want to find a former special forces Marine who they say rammed a police officer’s car.

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William Roberts (credit: Aurora Police)

Investigators say William Roberts was first wanted for vehicular assault out of Aurora.

“There was a domestic violence situation,” said Officer Bill Hummel with the Aurora Police Department. “The female victim in this case did sustain life threatening injuries.”

Dillon police found the 34-year-old at a brewery on Tuesday night. That’s when they say he rammed the police cruiser and then lead police on a high speed chase ending in Frisco. The suspect got away.

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The SWAT team responded and after a six-hour police operation, they didn’t find Roberts inside.

On Wednesday night they were told a police officer near Wichita, Kansas, pulled Roberts over for speeding, and that lead to a police chase.

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Police didn’t find him and said they think he abandoned the vehicle he was driving and possibly drove away after stealing a car.

Roberts’ driver’s license is registered to Virginia and police said they are considering the possibility he might be trying to drive there.

“If anybody knows where William Roberts is, call 911 immediately, we do believe he’s armed and dangerous and we would like to get him into custody peacefully,” Hummel said.

Tipsters can also remain anonymous by calling Metro Denver Crimestoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Roberts was described as having short brown hair and facial hair. He weighs 240 pounds and is 6-foot-1. Police said on Wednesday night he was wearing a white tank top, black shorts or pants and he had a green backpack.

Jeff Todd joined the CBS4 team in 2011 covering the Western Slope in the Mountain Newsroom. Since 2015 he’s been working across the Front Range in the Denver Headquarters. Follow him on Twitter @CBS4Jeff.

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