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Man arrested after attempting to flee on power scooter



Salida, Colorado


July 5, 2020

On 07/04/20 members of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office spotted Jason Luther Willis, age 42, north of Buena Vista whom they knew had numerous arrest warrants. Willis has eluded officers on several occasions in the past to avoid arrest and as deputies attempted to contact him Willis fled on a low power scooter.

Officers pursued Willis at low speeds throughout Buena Vista and he was finally arrested north of Buena Vista after he tried to flee on foot after his scooter got stuck on railroad tracks. Willis resisted arrest but he was taken into custody without injuries.

Willis was medically cleared by Chaffee EMS and transported to the Chaffee County Detention Facility where he was booked on the following charges:


Resisting Arrest

Reckless Driving

Felony Warrant Park County

Felony Warrant Chaffee County-No Bond

Misdemeanor Warrant BVPD

Felony FTA Chaffee County-No Bond

The Buena Vista Police Department and CPW assisted with the pursuit.

*****Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze*****