Weld County Strike Team catch Most Wanted fugitive Colton Thompson

Published on April 11, 2022


Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies coordinating with Strike Team investigators arrested Saturday Colton Thompson, who’s been the agency’s Most Wanted fugitive since March 2.

Thompson, 34, of Fort Lupton, was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for second-degree assault stemming from a domestic violence incident. He is also the focus of numerous criminal investigations by the sheriff’s office and partner agencies throughout northern Colorado.

On Saturday, deputies received a tip Thompson was at the Greeley Mall. Deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate the fugitive.

Members of the Strike Team joined patrol deputies, conducting an extensive search of the area. Thompson was ultimately located at a shopping center near 10th Street and 35th Avenue in Greeley.

Investigators watched Thompson for several minutes to confirm his identity. They attempted to contact Thompson as he walked to a pickup after visiting a local business.

Thompson ran and was arrested after a brief foot chase. Deputies later learned the pickup he was driving was stolen out of Thornton.

Thompson was booked into the Weld County Jail on the felony second-degree assault warrant, as well as misdemeanor charges of harassment and failure to appear. Additional charges are pending his numerous other criminal investigations.

Thompson remained in the jail as of Monday morning on a $50,000 cash bond.

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.