A man is suspected of stealing multiple vehicles including a Colorado State Patrol car
A man accused of stealing several vehicles, including a Colorado State Patrol car, while in Longmont was arrested Sunday on 12 felony charges and eight misdemeanor charges.
David Anthony McGregor, 27, faces three counts of first-degree auto theft, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of felony menacing, second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, vehicular eluding, reckless endangerment and aggravated driving with aggravated aggravated driving with a deadly weapon. License revoked, criminal attempt to commit fifth or sixth degree felonies and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstructing police or fire.
Upon his arrest, McGregor was found to have three active warrants for his arrest, including failure to comply with the original charge of second-degree burglary, failure to comply with the original charge of obstruction of telephone and an arrest warrant for violation of a $5,000 bail protection order.
McGregor was also found with three active orders of protection stating that he is not permitted to possess or purchase a firearm or any other weapon.
Longmont police said McGregor could face more charges from other jurisdictions.
McGregor is currently being held on $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday to formally file charges
At 9 a.m. Sunday, Longmont police were dispatched to the area of 461 County Road 26 to assist the Colorado State Patrol and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in locating the stolen vehicle out of Larimer County, according to the affidavit.
When law enforcement found the vehicle, the driver, identified as McGregor, held a gun to his head and reversed the vehicle into a Larimer County vehicle.
McGregor then got out of the stolen vehicle and fled while holding the gun to his head, according to the affidavit. McGregor then got into an unmarked CSP vehicle with its emergency lights still activated and headed east on County Road 26.
Officers pursued the vehicle to Longmont on Colo. 119, where police reported McGregor was driving north through town while swerving between cars, striking oncoming traffic and narrowly missing vehicles while law enforcement vehicles followed with emergency lights and sirens activated.
According to the affidavit, McGregor then headed south through the Walmart parking lot at 2514 Main St. before attempting to drive onto Colorado 66. Police said McGregor hit the curb and then got back into the CSP vehicle before heading west on Colorado 66. .
At the intersection of Colo. 66 and Main Street, an officer struck the CSP vehicle McGregor was riding in, forcing it to stop.
According to the affidavit, McGregor got out of the car and put a gun to his head before walking backwards while law enforcement issued several commands to drop the gun.
McGregor then turned and ran toward the Murphy Express gas station at 2375 Main Street, entered through the north entrance and left through the south entrance. They continued to chase him on foot to the Crisman Apartments, 750 Crisman Drive, but lost sight of him for about 30 seconds, police said in the affidavit.
McGregor is suspected of then robbing two more victims while armed. He first stole a black Chevy Cruze from the apartment complex before taking a Dodge Ram from the Longmont residence, police said.
McGregor then drove out of Longmont, according to the affidavit, and was spotted in Lyons in the stolen Dodge Ram. McGregor then got a ride back to Longmont, the affidavit states. The driver’s wife called police and told them her husband was dropping off McGregor in the area of Fifth Avenue and Dixon Street.
According to the affidavit, officers responded and gave McGregor commands to get on the ground, but McGregor refused and hid behind a vehicle. After firing a bean bag shot at McGregor, he collected warrants and was then taken into custody. McGregor was found with a Chevy and Dodge key chain.
The stolen CSP patrol car is valued at $65,000, the Cruze is valued at $5,000, and the Dodge Ram is valued at $51,000, according to the affidavit.
McGregor was found to have a revoked license for vehicular assault.