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Case of mistaken identity prompts Pueblo standoff

Published On: Jul 16 2013 04:59:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 12:51:53 AM CDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. -

An apparent case of mistaken identity led to a police standoff in Pueblo Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to a home in the 2600 block of Sprague Avenue after someone called to report that a wanted man was there.

The caller identified the wanted person as Roy Gonzales, who is accused of throwing his girlfriend out of a moving car last weekend.

When officers arrived and knocked on the door, no one answered. Police obtained a warrant and the SWAT team was called.

While officers waited for SWAT, a man named Geoffrey Archuleta came out of the home and gave himself up to police.  Archuleta was wanted for failure to appear on a traffic violation. A second man remained inside the home.

When SWAT officers arrived, they tried to make contact with the man who was still inside.

After brief negotiations, the man surrendered without incident. He was identified as Ray Gonzales, not Roy Gonzales as initially though.

Ray Gonzales, 28, was wanted on two warrants totaling $20,000. One for failure to comply third-degree assault, and one for failure to comply restraining order violation.

Both men were taken to jail.

Roy Gonzales remains at large.


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