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Posted on: August 29, 2020

Man Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff With Sheriff’s Deputies


Pueblo, CO. - A 31-year-old man was arrested early this morning on several felony charges, including sexual assault on a child, after a several hours long standoff with Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies and Sheriff’s SWAT members. Deputies responded to a home in the 6200 block of Huerfano Road in rural Avondale at about 11:40 p.m. Friday on a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they learned the suspect, identified as Taggert M. Rieke, fired at least one shot into the ceiling of the home and then threatened to shoot his 41-year-old girlfriend, a 13-year-old girl and himself after he was caught having sex with the teen. No one was injured.

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