Weld County Sheriff seeks information about South Dakota fugitive

Published on January 10, 2022

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The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information about a South Dakota fugitive who last week left the scene of a traffic stop in Del Camino.

Dustin Daniel Staeffler, 40, of Rapid City, is wanted on multiple warrants including first-degree burglary, assault, obstruction, intentional damage to private property, traffic offenses and trespassing. He also has a warrant out of the U.S. Marshals Service for selling amphetamines.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office had a run-in with Staeffler Wednesday night when deputies conducted a traffic stop on a Honda minivan at a gas station on Colo. 119 and Turner Boulevard for a license plate violation.

The driver was identified as Brook Dawn Staeffler, 36, of Rapid City. She also had a federal warrant and was arrested at the scene. She has since been released to the U.S. Marshals Service.

During the initial contact, a man exited the vehicle and refused to identify himself as he left the scene. He was later identified as Brook Staeffler’s husband, Dustin. Deputies and local law enforcement agencies searched the area but were unable to locate the wanted fugitive.

Dustin Staeffler is described as a white man with blond hair and blue eyes, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat with red lettering, blue jeans and a black Carhartt jacket.

Anyone with information about Dustin Staeffler’s location is asked to call Deputy Gretchen Meyers at (970) 400-4196.