EPSO Deputies Arrest Felony Menacing Suspect Following Foot Pursuit and Resisting

July 29, 2021

On July 28, 2021, at around 6:40 PM, the EPSO Communications Center received a report of a menacing with a gun that just occurred at the Rivon Gas & Convenience Store located at 4140 South Highway 85/87, in unincorporated El Paso County.  

EPSO Patrol Division and Tactical Support Unit deputies responded and their investigation identified the suspect as Francisco Maldonado, DOB: 06-24-79.  Maldonado was later located a short distance away at a home in the 3000 block of Glenarm Road, also in unincorporated El Paso County.

After speaking with Maldonado and finding a loaded handgun on scene, deputies determined probable cause for his arrest.  They attempted to take him into custody but Maldonado ran away.  After chasing and tackling him, Maldonado resisted their attempts to handcuff him.  Fortunately, he was taken into custody and no one was injured.  

Maldonado was later booked into the El Paso County Jail and charged with Felony Menacing, Possession of a Weapon By a Previous Offender, and Resisting Arrest.

Attached to this media release is a mug shot of Maldonado.

MR 21-074