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Gazette Premium Content Colorado Springs police use stun gun to stop suspect

By Andrea Sinclair Updated: November 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Colorado Springs police used a stun gun to immobilize a man they say tried to flee during a traffic stop and was allegedly found in possession of several weapons and suspected methamphetamine.

Thomas Soliz, 26, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, habitual traffic offender and booked into the El Paso County jail.

Patrol officers tried to stop the driver of a vehicle with expired license plates, identified as Soliz, shortly after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Kiowa Avenue. Soliz did not pull over and police followed him to the 2000 block of Kiowa Avenue, where he allegedly ditched the car and ran from the scene, police said.

One of the officers used a stun gun to immobilize Soliz after he reportedly ignored several commands to stop and allegedly tried to hide inside a nearby home.

After taking Soliz into custody, officers recovered a large fixed blade knife, a stun gun, a baton and a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine, police said.

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