An early morning robbery at a Clifton gas station resulted in the arrest of a Grand Junction man.

Just before 1:00 am Monday, police were called to the scene of what appeared to be a robbery in progress at the Circle K convenience store at the corner of 32 Road and E Road in Clifton. An eyewitness reported a masked man inside the store with a rifle appearing to rob the store.

When a sheriff's deputy arrived, he observed the suspect getting into a Jeep Wrangler.  According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, a pursuit ensued until the suspect's vehicle ultimately crashed in the 400 block of Appaloosa Lane. The suspect fled on foot and was located near a canal where he resisted arrest before being taken into custody.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Although not specified exactly by the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, evidence related to the robbery was recovered and 27-year-old Terrance Chatman, of Grand Junction, was arrested. Charges against Chatman include:

* Aggravated Robbery
* Felony Menacing
* Possession of  a defaced firearm
* Vehicular Eluding
* Resisting Arrest
* Violation of a Restraining Order
* Obstruction of Telephone Service
* Possessions of Weapons by Previous Offenders
* 1st Degree Motor Vehicle Theft

Chatman was taken to St. Mary's Hospital and then transferred to the detention facility after receiving medical clearance.

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