Escaped Uinta County prisoner stole gun and vehicle,

Back in custody

EVANSTON — Jonathan Olivares, who over powered and disarmed a Detention Officer at the Uinta County Court House about 10:36 a.m. Tuesday morning (June 26), has been apprehended and is in custody.

Olivares was being escorted out of District Court when the incident happened.

After overpowering the detention officer, “an intense physical altercation according to the Uinta County Fire and Ambulance Facebook page, Olivares fled and stole a vehicle, a blue 2008 Ford Escape, Wyoming license plate 19-12914. Witnesses reported Olivares exited the rear of the Courthouse where he car jacked a local woman’s car at gun point and fled the scene. An intense search of the area was conducted by Evanston Police Department officers and Sheriff’s deputies.

The suspect vehicle was located about an hour later in the area of 1st Street and Main Street. Olivares still wearing his orange jail jump suit, surrendered and was taken into custody without incident when confronted by Law Enforcement.

The update saying Olivares was arrested, said “no one was injured during the incident except for a few bumps and bruises,” according to a release by the Evanston Police Department.

Uinta County Sheriff Doug Matthews said, this is about as serious as it gets, and he is very proud of how the dispatchers and law enforcement worked together to get this dangerous person back in custody.

“Our deputy and citizen are going to be alright, and we are thankful for that.” Matthews said. ?This has been a very harrowing experience for everyone involved. I have every bit of confidence that everyone will be all-right because we are Wyoming Proud and Community Strong.”


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