Castle Rock police capture suspected gunman
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Emergency notifications were issued to about about 2,000 people as police searched Thursday morning for a man who they say shot at them from a bush.
Around 6:40 a.m., the suspect, Lonnie James Pebley, 41, was taken into police custody.
The Castle Rock Police Department responded to calls at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of South Ridge Road to follow up on a suspicious circumstance involving a man with a gun in a bush at Appleton Way and South Ridge Road.
According to Ron Hanavan of the Douglas County Police Department, officers reported fire came from the bush, at which point they returned fire. Police say a number of patrol cars were hit by bullets.
Police launched a manhunt that lasted throughout the night and they c
aught the suspect in the area just after 7 a.m. Thursday.
Police agencies from Denver and Douglas County helped conduct the search.
Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley says, “He was loose so it was very important for the public’s safety to get him in custody as soon as possible.”
Police say Pebley didn’t put up a fight when he was arrested and taken to the Douglas County Detention Center.
Pebley is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer. His bail is set at $2 million.