SAGUACHE — Following a three-day trial, a man involved in a shootout with law enforcement in 2017 was found guilty on all charges last week and is facing prison time.
Jason Ingalsbe, 45, was convicted of first-degree assault, threatening a person with a weapon and two counts of felony menacing.
The incident occurred when three Saguache County deputies, accompanied by a Colorado State Patrol (CSP) officer, responded to a call at a residence on County Road EE in Moffat Feb. 12, 2017 regarding a man with a gun. They all identified themselves as law enforcement officials prior to making contact with the male inside the home.
Once contact was established, Ingalsbe exited the home and began yelling at officers while waving a handgun, pointing the gun at deputies and the CSP trooper. Two of the deputies then fired at Ingalsbe, wounding him.
Ingalsbe was transported to the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a gunshot wound and released. He was then transported to the Saguache County Jail where he was charged with attempted first-degree assault on a police officer.
In keeping with Saguache County Sheriff’s Office policy, the two deputies involved in the shooting were then placed on leave.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in cooperation with the CSP, Saguache Sheriff’s Office and the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office led the investigation into the shooting. Following the CBI report issued in March 2017, the two deputies placed on administrative leave during the shooting investigation were cleared of any wrongdoing.
One of the deputies involved in the investigation turned in his resignation, Warwick said, but it was not related to the shooting.