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COUNTY» Au­thor­i­ties EL PASO busted an il­le­gal mar­i­juana grow Thurs­day af­ter­noon in the east­ern part of the county, the sher­iff’s of­fice said. Ev­i­dence was col­lected from the prop­erty in the 4500 block of South Cal­han High­way, a sher­iff’s news re­lease said. Ar­rests are ex­pected, but none were made at the scene. About 150 plants were seized, along with pro­cessed mar­i­juana, firearms and cash. The bust was led by the Ru­ral En­force­ment and Out­reach Unit, the news re­lease said. The Drug En­force­ment Agency and Metro Vice and Nar­cotics In­tel­li­gence as­sisted.

Driver tries to strike deputy; deputy fires at ve­hi­cle.

COUNTY» A ADAMS sher­iff’s deputy fired a shot at a ve­hi­cle af­ter the driver at­tempted to hit the deputy, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 4 a.m. Wed­nes­day at a Valero gas sta­tion, 5810 Broad­way, the sher­iff’s of­fice said.

The deputy had pulled in be­hind a car, put on his over­head emer­gency lights and got out of his pa­trol ve­hi­cle. The deputy drew his gun and or­dered the driver not to move.

The driver ac­cel­er­ated to­ward the deputy, nearly strik­ing him, and the deputy fired a sin­gle round at the ve­hi­cle, the sher­iff’s of­fice said. The driver fled east­bound on East 58th Av­enue.

The ve­hi­cle is de­scribed as “pos­si­bly” a 2001 Honda Civic EX Coupe. The wind­shield “should have a bul­let hole in it,” the sher­iff’s of­fice said.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have de­ter­mined that the Colorado li­cense plate, SRQ 316, on the ve­hi­cle was stolen out of Love­land.

Coro­ner IDs re­mains found near reser­voir as Ry­der John­son.

Skele­tal re­mains dis­cov­ered by a fish­er­man on Satur­day near Gross Reser­voir in the Boul­der County foothills have been iden­ti­fied as those of Ry­der John­son, a Lafayette man who went miss­ing in Jan­uary 2016.

The Boul­der County coro­ner con­firmed the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Thurs­day af­ter­noon, adding that the cause and man­ner of John­son’s death are pend­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

John­son’s fam­ily thanked the com­mu­nity for search­ing thou­sands of acres around Walker Ranch, and com­mended first re­spon­ders and law en­force­ment for their ef­forts.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors seek new leads in mur­der of Las An­i­mas woman 20 years ago.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are ask­ing the pub­lic’s help in solv­ing a mur­der that hap­pened 20 years ago this month in south­ern Colorado.

The body of Deb­o­rah Reid was found Aug. 14, 1997, un­der a bridge about 16 miles east of Walsen­burg, ac­cord­ing to the Colorado Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Reid, from Las An­i­mas, was 34 at the time.

She was re­ported miss­ing, by her sis­ter and her ex-hus­band on Aug. 4, 1997, af­ter fail­ing to show up at her job at the Bent County Cor­rec­tions Fa­cil­ity. She had made a phone call Aug. 3 from a La Junta gas sta­tion, her last known where­abouts.

The CBI said the cause of Reid’s death is un­known, but in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve she was mur­dered.

Homi­cide in­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing for new in­for­ma­tion in this cold case.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on Reid’s dis­ap­pear­ance, her death or a pos­si­ble sus­pect is asked to call 303-239-4312.

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