UPDATE: FRIDAY 8/4/2023 1:50 p.m.

(PUEBLO WEST, Colo.) — The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) has released details on the incident that happened in Pueblo West in the morning hours of Friday, Aug. 4. that injured two deputies.

PCSO wrote that on Friday morning at 7 a.m. a deputy was doing a routine patrol in the shopping center located in the 1000 block of Market Plaza in Pueblo West when he saw a truck known to be driven by 33-year-old Laramie Fields, who was allegedly wanted on several outstanding warrants. The deputy saw Fields parked at the car wash in the southwest part of the shopping center sleeping in the truck.

The deputy radioed for additional deputies as Fields was known to elude law enforcement, according to PCSO. When additional support arrived, deputies positioned their vehicles to block Fields from leaving.

When Fields woke up and attempted to drive away, his truck apparently hit two deputies’ vehicles, causing one to hit a deputy walking to the truck. PCSO reported the deputy suffered a leg injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Two other deputies approached the truck and gave verbal commands for Fields to surrender. Fields refused and continued to try and drive away, however, his truck was pinned by the patrol vehicles.

A deputy broke a window to get control of Fields and stop the truck. According to PCSO, the deputy suffered several cuts and abrasions and was treated at the hospital.

  • A Pueblo County Sheriff's Office vehicle
  • A truck behind police tape
  • A Pueblo County Sheriff's Office patrol car
  • Multiple Pueblo County Sheriff's Office vehicles
  • The scene of an incident with Pueblo County Sheriff's Office deputies and a wanted man

Another deputy used less-than-lethal force and shot two bean bag rounds at Fields to get him to stop the vehicle. Fields stopped the truck and was taken into custody. Fields was later taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

PCSO wrote that once Fields is released from the hospital, he will be arrested on the outstanding warrants and may face further charges related to this incident.

“I commend these deputies for their patience and their quick-thinking decision to use less than lethal force as they tried to get this suspect to surrender peacefully,” said Pueblo County Sheriff David J. Lucero. “Based on the past actions of the suspect and his actions today, the outcome could’ve been much worse.”

ORIGINAL STORY: Deputies working ‘wanted fugitive’ incident in Pueblo West

FRIDAY 8/4/2023 9:30 a.m.

(PUEBLO WEST, Colo.) — The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) is asking the public to avoid the area of Purcell Boulevard and Highway 50 due to an incident involving a wanted fugitive.

PCSO reported the incident at 8:06 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 asking the public to avoid the area of Grease Monkey in Pueblo West, located in the 1000 block of Market Plaza, as deputies work on an “incident involving a wanted fugitive.”

PCSO reports there is no danger to the public.

FOX21 News has a crew on the scene working to learn more information.