'Drunk' Colorado man, 33, steals officers' Dodge Durango patrol car and RESPONDS to a domestic violence call before 110mph car chase and shootout

  • Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, was arrested early Monday morning in Colorado
  • Police say he stole a Park County Sheriff's patrol car and drove it around town
  • He then responded to a 911 call for domestic violence in nearby Teller County
  • Taylor was arrested over two hours later after leading cops on a 110mph chase
  • He allegedly crashed the cruiser after driving recklessly on the highway
  • He was arrested in the woods, armed with a knife, after police deployed a taser and opened fire when he refused to oblige with their commands

Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, allegedly stole a patrol car while intoxicated Monday morning

Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, allegedly stole a patrol car while intoxicated Monday morning

A Colorado man faces a slew of charges after he allegedly stole a patrol car while intoxicated and showed up to a call for domestic violence.

Police say Jeremiah James Taylor broke into an unstaffed Park County Sheriff's substation early Monday morning and stole a 2013 Dodge Durango. 

Taylor, 33, then drove the car to nearby Teller County after officials broadcast a domestic violence incident. 

He was arrested more than two hours later after he led police on 110mph chase, crashed the Durango and fled into the woods.

Deputies found him in the brush armed with a knife, according to the incident report obtained by DailyMail.com. A confrontation ensued, prompting officers to fire shots and deploy a taser.

Taylor was apprehended and hospitalized with self-inflicted knife wounds. He was later hit with eight charges including aggravated motor vehicle theft.  

Police say Taylor stole the cruiser in Park County, Colorado and then responded to a domestic violence call in nearby Teller County after hearing the incident being dispatched

Police say Taylor stole the cruiser in Park County, Colorado and then responded to a domestic violence call in nearby Teller County after hearing the incident being dispatched

Police say Taylor arrived at the location of the domestic violence call on Monday after hearing it broadcast on the Teller County police channel shortly before 3.30am.

The residents told KDVR he walked up them, appearing drunk, identified himself as a deputy and asked: 'Where's the old man that's going to shoot someone?'

Sheriff's office deputies arrived at the home, located miles from where the patrol car had been stolen, around 3.40am and saw the vehicle heading down the driveway towards them.

The deputies ordered the driver to stop, but Taylor sped off at a 'high rate of speed.' 

Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw, recalling the incident to the TV station, said he was fearful of a chase. 

'That was one of my biggest concerns,' he said. 'That we were going to have a high-speed pursuit with a law enforcement vehicle crashing into an innocent citizen.'

Police say Jeremiah James Taylor broke into an unstaffed Park County Sheriff’s substation early Monday morning and stole a 2013 Dodge Durango

Police say Jeremiah James Taylor broke into an unstaffed Park County Sheriff's substation early Monday morning and stole a 2013 Dodge Durango

He then drove the car to nearby Teller County after officials broadcast a domestic violence incident. He was arrested more than two hours later after he led police on 110mph chase, crashed the Durango and fled into the woods

He then drove the car to nearby Teller County after officials broadcast a domestic violence incident. He was arrested more than two hours later after he led police on 110mph chase, crashed the Durango and fled into the woods

Taylor was spotted again around 5.25am heading westbound on Highway 24 and a pursuit ensued.

Taylor reportedly topped speeds of 110mph before crashing the car and made several traffic violations, such as driving over the median and not obeying traffic signals.

Deputies found him in the woods about 200 yards from the crashed Durango. 

They ordered Taylor to show his hands, alleging he did not comply and instead pulled out a knife.

Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw (pictured) said one of his 'biggest concerns' was having a 'high-speed pursuit with a law enforcement vehicle crashing into an innocent citizen'

Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw (pictured) said one of his 'biggest concerns' was having a 'high-speed pursuit with a law enforcement vehicle crashing into an innocent citizen'

Taylor reportedly topped speeds of 110mph before crashing the car and made several traffic violations, such as driving over the median and not obeying traffic signals. Deputies found him in the woods about 200 yards from the crashed Durango

Taylor reportedly topped speeds of 110mph before crashing the car and made several traffic violations, such as driving over the median and not obeying traffic signals. Deputies found him in the woods about 200 yards from the crashed Durango

Officers ordered him to drop his weapon but Taylor refused, resulting in the tasing, shootout and ultimately, his arrest. No officers were injured during the incident. 

Taylor has been charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, vehicular eluding, impersonating a peace officer, obstruction, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, second-degree burglary and reckless driving.

The suspect was also being investigated for several other crimes that occurred in the area ahead of the patrol car theft in Park County.

Additionally, Taylor was on probation for menacing, theft and DUI at the time of the incident.

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Drunk man steals Colorado officers' patrol car and RESPONDS to a domestic violence call before chase

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