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    Barricaded man arrested without incident

    Jefferson County, CO. – On February 5, 2014, at 1:40 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12500 block of W. Temple Dr. in south Jeffco regarding a barricaded man making threats. The man, identified as Michael Paul Pyle (dob 032179), was temporarily staying in the house with his mother. His mother said that when she arrived home she could smell natural gas. She spoke to Pyle, and during the conversation he made comments that led her to believe he could be a danger to himself or others. At first he would not allow her to leave the house, but eventually let her go.

    When deputies arrived, along with the Jefferson County Bomb Squad and the Jefferson County Regional SWAT Team, a strong odor of natural gas was detected coming from the home. A CodeRED emergency notification went out to 746 homes in the area, asking residents to evacuate. Deputies also went door-to-door in the immediate vicinity and encouraged residents to evacuate. Excel energy shut the gas off to the residence and surrounding area.

    After numerous phone conversations with Pyle, he eventually surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. Pyle is in the Jefferson County Jail pending charges of false imprisonment, violation of bond conditions, obstruction of telephone service, and failure/refusal to leave premises upon request of a peace officer. His bond is $200,000 cash only.

    Jacki Kelley
    Public Information Director

    Mark Techmeyer
    Public Information Officer

    February 6, 2014


    Last Updated: 4-22-2014