Mesa county resident arrested for alleged sex crimes on a child

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Investigators with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) obtained an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Tyler Sims. The Grand Junction resident is facing charges related to alleged sex crimes on a child, stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred between April 1 and July 25 of last year.

On March 24, deputies with the MCSO located Sims on the 400 block of Santee Street. The SWAT team and specially trained deputies were called after the suspect barricaded himself inside the home, which also led to the surrounding homes being told to shelter-in-place as a precaution.

In the end, Sims surrendered to the deputies on scene and was taken into custody. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution before being taken to the Mesa County Detention Facility for booking.

Sims is facing charges of:
• Sexual Assault on a Child
• Three counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
• Three counts of Unlawful Distribution of a Schedule II to a Minor
• Three counts of Child Abuse

The events of his surrender are still under investigation. Additional charges are currently pending.


Source: Grand Junction Local News | Mesa county resident arrested for alleged sex crimes on a child