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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — The Grand Junction Police Department has announced that Tina Peters was arrested and released at a local business Tuesday morning, pending charges.

Officers with the GJPD responded to the 500 block of Main Street Tuesday morning shortly before 10:45 a.m. on a request to assist the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office with a search warrant.

Peters was arrested and released on scene pending charges related specifically to this incident, although police did not give details about what happened.

“It’s important to clarify that this arrest is exclusively related to events that occurred today while Grand Junction Police Department officers were assisting the District Attorney’s Investigators on scene, and is not connected to any other ongoing investigations by any other law enforcement entities,” the GJPD tweeted.

According to GJPD officials, an arrest affidavit is being submitted and once it becomes available, will be released.

Peters faces separate elections investigation

Peters has been under investigation for allegedly refusing to certify that she would comply with the security protocols. Peters denies any wrongdoing and cannot be removed by the Secretary of State, but she was prohibited from administering the 2021 midterm elections.

Her deputy clerk, Belinda Knisley, was arrested in September on charges of burglary and cybercrime. Knisley allegedly accessed computers without permission while she was on leave during an investigation into complaints of inappropriate workplace conduct.

At this time it’s not clear if Peters’ arrest is related to either of the above investigations. This story will be updated as we learn more.