Man at Center of High-speed Chase Sentenced
Published on December 12, 2017
GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Greeley man who led police on a 2015 high-speed chase down 35th Avenue before crashing his vehicle will spend the next decade behind bars. His run from law enforcement also resulted in an officer-involved shooting.
Kyle Moore, 23, was sentenced today in Weld County District Court to 10 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, two counts of eluding and escape in October.
According to the affidavit, on April 9, 2015, officers were notified that Moore had three outstanding warrants, including an escape charge from 2014 for walking away from a Community Corrections sentence. He also had two additional warrants for eluding Evans police officers and credit card fraud.
When officers tried to approach him that day at Sanborn Park in Greeley, Moore jumped into his car, sped off and collided with another vehicle in the parking lot. An officer then shot at Moore’s vehicle, shattering the window and grazing the side of Moore’s head.
Unshaken by the bullet, Moore then led police on a brief chase before striking another vehicle at the corner of Hwy 34 and 35th Avenue, where he was eventually arrested. One of his victims was taken to the hospital with a fractured rib.
“He had every opportunity to give himself up to the police but decided to run every time,” said Deputy District Attorney Chris Jewkes during today’s sentencing. “Nothing was going to get in his way, not even the safety of innocent people in the community.”