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Cheyenne County man sentenced to 8 years on drug charge

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During the first week of March, Clayton John Hoffman of Cheyenne Wells appeared in the Fifteenth Judicial District Court where he pled guilty to a felony drug charge.

Cheyenne County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at the Trail Inn Motel in Cheyenne Wells in late August 2020. During an investigation, nearly 200 grams of methamphetamine was discovered and seized.

One arrested on felony drug charge in Kiowa County

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The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that one person was arrested earlier in February on felony drug charges.

According to information provided by KCSO, deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive person in a vehicle on Highway 96 between Chivington and Brandon in eastern Kiowa County. At the scene, deputies found the woman, identified as Yadira Chavarria-Enriquez, incoherent and called for an ambulance while providing basic medical care until emergency medical services arrived. 

One found dead following structure fire in Las Animas

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The Bent County Sheriff's Office is investigating following a fire Saturday in the 1700 block of 8th Street in Las Animas.

One person was found dead at the home, and BCSO has termed the location as "an active crime scene" in a social media post. The person's identity has not been released.

Eighth Street between Park and McAfee Avenues, as well as the intersection of 8th Street and McBride Avenue are closed and not expected to reopen until at least Monday.

Prison escapee pursued, captured following chase in Kiowa County

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Shortly before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Kiowa County Deputy Quinton Stump clocked a vehicle at 121 miles per hour on Highway 287 south of Eads. The speed limit in that area is 65 mph.

When the vehicle failed to stop, a chase ensued the with speeds reaching 130 mph. The vehicle continued south into Prowers County and turned on to Highway 50, heading east toward Lamar.

Officers from the Prowers County Sheriff's Office, Lamar Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol joined the chase. Attempts to use "stop sticks" during the pursuit failed.