|Photo from the scene. -- Matt Kroschel|
Authorities tell us Sunday night the Western Colorado Auto Theft Task Force spotted a stolen car in Grand Junction.
They monitored the vehicle's activity overnight and then tracked it to Delta County Monday morning.
A Delta Police Officer then spotted that car and the driver took off through some corn fields.
According to reports, Delta County Sheriff's Deputies caught up with the Lincoln Continental and that's when the suspect abandoned the car and fled on foot near Cactus Park in Escalante Canyon.
The Delta County sheriff told me they belive the man might have used a log to make a raft and got into the Gunnison River to evade search teams.
A state patrol plane is being used to search for the suspect in the canyon.
The Department of Corrections also has a tracking team in the area.
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