Shelter in place lifted, suspect in custody after barricade situation in Widefield neighborhood


WIDEFIELD, Colo. — A shelter in place order is now lifted for homes in Widefield neighborhoods.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reported a barricaded suspect on Widefield Drive, just northwest of Widefield High School, Thursday evening.

Deputies said the suspect, 37-year-old Justin Romero, was wanted on multiple warrants. He was given orders to surrender but refused, according to deputies.

After about four hours, Romero tried to escape out of a window and was arrested, according to the sheriff’s office.

Romero is charged with violation of a restraining order, harassment, and felony vehicular eluding.

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