Weld Sheriff’s Office warning public about armed hit-and-run suspect

Published on December 20, 2021


The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a man who on Monday brandished a weapon after being involved in a hit-and-run crash.

The suspect was later identified as Johnathan Faulk, 31, of Aurora. He’s described as a white man with short brown crew cut hair, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds.

Faulk was last seen wearing black pants and a black shirt, carrying a black backpack. He is on probation and has several active warrants.

Greeley police responded to the initial call of a crash about 10:45 a.m. Monday near the intersection of O Street and 37th Avenue. Faulk drove away from the scene to the area of U.S. 85 and Colo. 392, where he parked his car and continued on foot.

Another motorist who witnessed the crash followed Faulk to U.S. 85 and Colo. 392, confronting the suspect shortly after he exited his car. Faulk then brandished a compact pistol and threatened the man with it. No one was injured during the altercation.

While Greeley officers were investigating the crash scene, deputies – including two K9 teams – responded to U.S. 85 and Colo. 392. An open-air sniff of the vehicle produced prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.

Investigators believe Faulk is likely still armed and should be considered dangerous. If seen, call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.NoCoCrimeStoppers.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.