Craig man arrested for attempted homicide, arson following manhunt |

Craig man arrested for attempted homicide, arson following manhunt

Craig Press

CRAIG — Craig resident Jonathan Alexzander Waugh, 36, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of multiple felony charges, including attempted first-degree murder.

Jonathan Alexzander Waugh

Craig Police Department officers were called by a Craig woman, who reported her nephew had tried to kill her. Officers were then dispatched to a mobile home in Cedar Mountain Trailer Park, in the 900 block of West First Street.

“On arrival, they saw the victim’s residence was filled with smoke,” Chief of Police Jerry Delong said. “The fire department quickly extinguished the fire inside the residence. The victim was located outside of the residence. She had injuries to her upper body.”

The woman was transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig for treatment.

Waugh reportedly fled the scene in a black pickup and was arrested at about 9 p.m. Thursday. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, two counts of second-degree assault, felony criminal mischief, second degree burglary and attempted first-degree assault, according to an arrest affidavit.

All the charges are felonies.

In addition to the response from the Craig Police Department, Craig Fire Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol,  Memorial Regional Health Emergency Medical Services, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the District Attorney’s Office, and an investigator from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control assisted with the incident.

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