Murder suspect rams Kremmling police car, cops say
Grand County Correspondent
Vail, CO Colorado
KREMMLING, Colorado ” A man wanted on a second-degree murder warrant was arrested Monday night after he rammed his stolen vehicle into a Kremmling police car, police said.
Kremmling resident Antonio Dominguez, 24, is now being held at the Grand County Jail in Hot Sulphur Springs on charges of being a fugitive of justice from a second degree murder charge from El Paso County.
Dominguez was also booked Monday night on several other charges, including first-degree assault of a police officer, first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, criminal mischief, driving under the influence, driving after license was under suspension and reckless driving.
Kremmling Police Officer Todd Wilson said the incident began Monday evening when an employee of a Kremmling convenience store spotted a man and woman getting into his car that he had left idling.
As the couple began to drive off in the vehicle, the employee ran outside trying to stop them, but then ran back inside to call 911.
Kremmling Police Officer Tom Backer tried to pull over the stolen car, which tried to make it up a steep road. The road was snow-packed and very icy, which prevented the suspects’ vehicle from climbing to the top.
Backer parked at the bottom of the hill to block the road. It was then that the suspects put the stolen car in reverse, sped back down the hill and slammed it into the patrol car.
The man and woman offered no resistance when they were arrested a short time later.
Dominguez was allegedly driving the stolen car. His female passenger was 21-year-old Brettnie N. Martinez of Kremmling. She was booked on charges of first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and protection order violation.
No one was injured during the incident.
Officer Wilson described Dominguez as an “on and off” resident of Kremmling who was known to local law enforcement officers following past incidents. The specifics of the second-degree murder charge filed against Dominguez were not made available by local law enforcement.