ALAMOSA, Colo. (CBS4) – Law enforcement officers have arrested one man wanted following a home invasion/robbery and deadly rollover crash early Wednesday morning on Highway 285. Another suspect remains on the run.
“One of the suspects is in custody, he was taken into custody in Alamosa. They were both spotted in Alamosa last night, one of the suspects is in custody” said Chaffee County Sheriff John Speeze.READ MORE: It's Been 1 Year Since Suzanne Morphew Went Missing, Body Still Not Found, Husband Barry Morphew Now In Jail On Murder Charges
Police in Alamosa rushed to 1205 Ross Avenue about 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday in response to a home invasion/robbery.
Two suspects, identified as Eustaquio Poinciana Valenzuela, 35, and Angelo Espinoza, 31, forced their way into the home after knocking on the door. One of them had a silver semi-automatic handgun.
Police say they stole property from the victim and then drove away in the victim’s 1996 red BMW sedan. Despite responding to the area immediately, officers were unable to locate the suspects.
Investigators said the victim, a 79-year-old male, was home alone when the suspects knocked on the door and then forced their way inside. They held the victim at gunpoint and made the victim lay face-down on the floor.READ MORE: Colorado Springs Shooting: Neighbors Stunned To Learn 7 Dead At Birthday Party
They took the victim’s cell phone, two TVs, a laptop and other property. The victim was not injured but was in fear for his life as one of the men said, “Shoot him anyway.”
The next morning, the stolen vehicle was found in a field along Hwy 285 near mile marker 132 in Chaffee County after it had rolled several times. According to Colorado State Patrol sources, a woman died in the crash. She has not been identified.
Officers believe the home invasion suspects, Valenzuela and Espinoza, ran from the crash scene. Another man, William Marquez, 34, of Alamosa also ran away but was located a short time later.
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One suspect was taken into custody in Alamosa but the search for the second suspect continued Thursday evening.