EAGLE, Colo. (CBS4)– The man police say robbed a thrift shop and shot one man in Gypsum last week appeared before a judge on Thursday who set his bail at $1 million.
Jesus Manuel Miranda of Dotsero appeared in court on an advisement hearing on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, weapons possession and theft for a bungled robbery.
Police say Miranda robbed the Tienda Montes store located at 925 Green Way Dakota Square in Gypsum about 12:20 p.m. Sept. 4 with another suspect, a female. During the robbery police say Miranda shot a man.
Witnesses told the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office that the armed robbery attempt led to a scuffle outside of the store during which the suspect shot a customer three times while he was trying to escape.
That man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, hand and armpit.
The female suspect, a juvenile, was arrested a short time later.
A deputy with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office arrested Miranda early Sept. 5 after they stopped a car matching the suspect vehicle description in Silt. Miranda was the passenger in the car. He was taken into custody and the driver ran away.
Deputies arrested the driver after a 30-minute search.
“The suspect was identified and arrested because of the excellent cooperation between the witnesses and law enforcement officers from the Eagle County and Garfield County Sheriff’s offices,” said 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown in a statement. “Their professionalism and swift action brought this dangerous suspect into custody before he could do more harm.”
Eagle County Court Judge Katherine Taylor Sullivan set Miranda’s bail at $1 million. His next hearing is scheduled for Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m.