Man wanted in Aurora and Dillon might have traveled to Virginia

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. -- A man wanted in connection to a domestic violence incident in Aurora is also accused of ramming a police officer's vehicle in the Dillon area in Summit County.

A sheriff's office in Virginia said it has joined in on William Roberts.

The Aurora Police Department said Roberts is connected to an incident near East Smith Road and North Tower Road on Tuesday morning that sent a woman to a hospital with serious injuries.

Police believed Roberts was in the Dillon/Silverthorne area and asked for support from local jurisdictions.

Police received a tip that Roberts was at the Quality Inn in Silverthorne and because it was believed he was armed, a SWAT team was called out.

The SWAT team spent most of the afternoon determining if Roberts was in the hotel. It was determined Roberts wasn't there and the SWAT team cleared the scene Wednesday night.

Roberts was later found in Dillon, where he rammed an officer's patrol vehicle, led a short chase and got away, Breckenridge police chief Dennis McLaughlin said.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in Frisco.

Roberts is wanted in Aurora for vehicular assault, and in Dillon for eluding police and reckless endangerment.

On Saturday, Roberts was spotted in a county north of Roanoke, Virginia.

According to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office, Roberts was last seen fleeing from deputies into a densely wooded area. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees Roberts is asked to call 911 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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