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Posted on: October 24, 2023

One Arrested in July Crash Resulting in Serious Bodily Injuries

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After a thorough investigation, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department have made an arrest in a two-vehicle crash resulting in serious bodily injuries which occurred on 07/23/23 in the area of Hwy 6 & 50 and 24 ¾ Road. Read here about the initial incident. Motor officers with the Grand Junction Police Department conducted an intensive investigation resulting in probable cause to arrest a driver in the July crash. On 10/24/23, an arrest warrant was issued and at approximately 1:15 p.m., officers contacted the driver, Evan Judkins (age 39), in the 2500 block of S Broadway. Judkins was taken into custody and remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges:

  • Vehicular Assault While Under the Influence of Drugs (three counts)
  • Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender
  • Careless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury
  • Drove Vehicle While Under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs or Both
  • Prohibited Use of a Weapon
  • Controlled Substance-Unlawful Use
  • Owner Operated an Uninsured Motor Vehicle on a Public Highway

The victims from the crash are still recovering from injuries sustained as a result of the incident. There is no further information available.

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