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Wanted man found in Colorado Springs hotel room

By: KKTV
December 30, 2017 Updated: December 30, 2017 at 9:37 am
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Omar Valdez, who had an outstanding warrant, was found in a room at the La Quinta Inn at 8155 N. Academy Boulevard. Image via Google Maps.

Officers have arrested a man who was wanted for a felony warrant relating to an eluding case.

The Colorado Springs Police Department had information that the wanted man, Omar Valdez, was in a room at the La Quinta Inn at 8155 N. Academy Boulevard. Officers got to the room just before 11 p.m. Friday, but Valdez refused to the open the door.

Police say after the suspect did not come out following several verbal orders to do so, they obtained a search warrant. Four hours later, just before 3 a.m. Saturday, officers were able to get inside the room.

Valdez was taken into custody and booked into the Criminal Justice Center for his warrant. He now faces additional charges and is also being held on an immigration hold.

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