Several schools in Delta County, Colorado, have been placed on lockdown while authorities search for a suspect believed to have been involved in criminal activity earlier today.

According to KKCO 11 News, the Delta Police Department is looking for Fred H. Houghton IV in the Garnet Mesa area. The suspect is believed to be on foot, literally. According to Delta County Police, they believe the suspect is NOT wearing shoes.

Fred H. Houghton, 29, of Cedaredge, Colorado, has several warrants out for his arrest. He is described as:

  • white male
  • taller than 6'
  • 180 pounds
  • short brown hair
  • hazel eyes
  • may be wearing a long-sleeved green shirt, blue jeans, black hat, and sunglasses
  • not wearing shoes

Nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Schools on lockdown include:

  • Garnet Mesa Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Vision School
  • Delta High School

If you have any information regarding this suspect, please call dispatch at 970-874-2015.

The Delta Colorado Police Department is sharing updates in the comments section of their Facebook post.