A man wanted in Bent County as part of an attempted murder case was apprehended last week after a standoff in Pueblo.

A man wanted in Bent County as part of an attempted murder case was apprehended last week after a standoff in Pueblo.

Joseph Chavez, 44, was arrested by the Pueblo Police Department on May 12 after officers, along with the Safe Streets Task Force, responded to a home on North Greenwood Street. Chavez, according to police, barricaded himself inside the home and refused to exit.

Eventually he was arrested after officers entered the home.

In late March, the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s office requested the help of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation with apprehending Chavez who had failed to appear on charges of attempted murder in the first degree, first degree criminal trespass and failure to register as a sex offender.

He was arrested on warrants related to attempted murder, three cases of assault, driving under restraint, three cases of possession of a weapon by a previous offender, trespassing, three cases of violation of a protection order, obstructing a peace officer, two cases of felony menacing with a deadly weapon, child abuse/neglect, two cases of habitual criminal, violation of bail bond conditions and two cases of failure to register as a sex offender.

Chavez now faces additional charges of possession of a controlled substance, attempted second-degree assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.