Grand Junction Police on Main Manhunt

Details of the time 34-year-old James Main, Jr. spent in Colorado after fleeing from Utah have been released and Grand Junction Police say it’s amazing no one was injured on their side of the border. After being notified that Main may in the area, a Grand Junction Police Officer located the suspected vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on Saturday just before 4:00pm. A pursuit ensued and Main was “observed to be driving erratically, traveling at high rates of speed and traveling on the wrong side of the road” until the chase was terminated. Before 4:30pm, a report came in that a man of Main’s description was attempting to carjack a victim but was unsuccessful and fled. By 5:00pm, dispatch had received numerous phone calls from citizens reporting Main driving erratically around town at high rates of speed. A community alert was issued shortly after5:00pmSunday morning, Grand Junction Police received a report around 9:20am of another attempted carjacking. At10:45am, Main was involved in a hit and run. After the accident, Main fled on foot and then was seen fleeing on a stolen blue bicycle. At 11:00am, an emergency notification was sent to about 7,900 homes advising residents to keep their doors locked as police searched for Main. At 11:20am, dispatch received a call that a man matching Main’s description broke into a home and demanded the keys to the victim’s vehicle. The victim refused and Main left on foot. Before 12:30pm, a woman reported that a man had broken into her home, changed clothes and then stole her car along with money and credit cards. Main forced her to go with him but she was able to escape the vehicle and called police. Shortly before 1:00pm, a Colorado State Patrol trooper spotted the stolen vehicle and a high speed chase ensued for 11 minutes with Main often on the wrong side of the road. Law enforcement used a special maneuver to stop the vehicle and Main was taken into custody. Main will remain in Colorado until charges are filed there and then will likely be extradited to Utah. He is being held on a $100,000 dollar cash-only bond.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.