A 23-year-old Durango woman wanted in connection with a burglary that ended with an officer-involved shooting and a man’s death last week has been arrested after a foot pursuit with police.
Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said Terrianne Paige Hiehle, who goes by her middle name, was stopped Monday by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office near the 20000 block of U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango.
Shupe said Sheriff’s Office deputies received a tip that Hiehle was at a location in the area, just outside Durango city limits, and was possibly driving a car.
After she was stopped, Hiehle took off on foot, Shupe said, but was quickly taken into custody.
Hiehle’s arrest ends a nearly weeklong search by authorities in connection with her supposed involvement in a burglary that turned into a shootout with police. Hiehle is suspected of acting as a lookout and getaway driver in the burglary. Police said people should consider her armed and dangerous.
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, Hiehle remained in detox and had not been officially booked into the La Plata County Jail, Shupe said.
Authorities were dispatched to O’Reilly Auto Parts at 2475 Main Ave. around 4:30 a.m. July 1 after being alerted by a business alarm of a break-in.
As authorities surrounded the building, a suspect, identified as Jason Noble Snow, 34, of Pagosa Springs was told to put down a gun he was carrying, according to police. Instead, he started firing at an officer, Durango Police Chief Bob Brammer said in a previous interview.
The officer fired back, killing Snow. He was pronounced dead at the scene before medical personnel arrived.
Durango police say Hiehle had been on scene acting as a lookout and getaway driver. She is accused of fleeing the scene, possibly on foot, leaving the car behind.
An arrest warrant accusing Hiehle of burglary was issued late last week, but authorities had been unable to locate her. Brammer said investigators were communicating with her via phone, but she would not disclose her whereabouts.
During the time she was being sought, investigators were monitoring Hiehle’s social media activity, which had been active since the crime.
Around 11 a.m. Thursday, a post to Hiehle’s account said she and Snow were a couple, and she begged him not to break into the store.
“I did drive him there but I never exited the truck,” the post reads. “Everybody is making me out to be the one at fault in this situation, but I didn’t do anything wrong.”