Prowers County Sheriff Requests Pueblo SWAT for Local Arrest


The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault and menacing incident. The suspect, Joseph James “J.J.” Marble, 36, of Lamar, had made threats of killing family members, law enforcement, and was in possession of several weapons, inside the residence. Marble had assaulted a family member the prior night, Thursday, 7-23-15, which Prowers County SO obtained an arrest warrant and no knock search warrant to enter the property to make the arrest and seize the weapons.

A request for the Pueblo County Sheriff Office SWAT team’s assistance was made. Once the manpower and teams were established, SWAT, along with deputies and officers from Prowers Sheriff, Kiowa County Sheriff, Lamar Police Dept., and Colorado State Patrol responded to the location in the 7000 block of County Road UU, north of Lamar. Using the tactics planned out prior to the response, the suspect was taken into custody unharmed.

When apprehended on the property, he was riding in an ATV on the 30 acres, armed with a .308 Saga assault rifle with a scope and approximately 120 rounds of ammunition; it appeared as if Marble was attempting to position himself for a stand-off. Law enforcement quickly moved in for the arrest, where Marble threw the weapon and surrendered. Marble was brought to jail for the charges on the warrant of 2nd degree assault and felony menacing. The search warrant was executed for the remaining weapons. Marble is being held on $100,000 bond and for a mental health hold.

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