Suspect arrested after police chase at Copper |

Suspect arrested after police chase at Copper

Caddie Nath
summit daily news

A foot chase across Copper Mountain ended with the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a domestic violence case out of Idaho Springs.

Christopher Lawhorn (also known as Chris Farwell) of Aurora led Frisco police and Summit County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase across Copper Sunday before he was shot with three “less lethal” beanbag rounds and discovered by a law enforcement dog, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office released today.

Lawhorn, who was armed with a knife at the time of his arrest, was wanted on a felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants related to a domestic violence incident in Idaho Springs.

Authorities learned Lawhorn was working at Copper Mountain in the basement of the employee housing facility The Edge. When they found him there, Lawhorn fled, struggling with a deputy who was holding him and slipping out of his shirt to get out of the deputy’s grasp, according to the statement.

Lawhorn then ran up the ski slope behind Copper Lodge and was shot with the beanbag rounds. Authorities surrounded his location, cleared bystanders from the area and sent in a law enforcement dog to find him.

Two shotguns were later found in the unit where Lawhorn was staying.

He was arrested and taken to Summit Medical Center for treatment. Lawhorn was charged with resisting arrest in addition to the outstanding warrants and is currently in custody at the Summit County Jail on a $29,250 bond.

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