Two men with outstanding warrants, including one who ran away from police who were attempting to arrest him on Thursday, are in Missoula County jail.
According to a court affidavit, the incident began when a Missoula police officer who was on patrol recognized Gregory Ike Borja Quitugua, 29, who had a warrant out for his arrest from Idaho. The officer made contact with Quitugua outside of his apartment building on the 1600 block of Russell Street where he lives with 31-year-old Brandon James Ramsey, who also had an active arrest warrant from Lake County.
When Quitugua was talking with the officer, he said he needed to use the restroom, and was allowed to go into his residence. Quitugua told the officer Ramsey was in the shower, and the policeman informed the man of his warrant.
While Quitugua was being put into a patrol car by a second officer, Ramsey allegedly took off running, losing the officers who chased him on foot by heading through the Hollywood trailer court. Police eventually saw him coming out of the back of a residence, and ordered him to the ground at gunpoint.
The man who lived in the home Ramsey had come out of said he had been watching television when Ramsey ran inside and closed the door. The resident said Ramsey left after he started yelling at him.
In Missoula County Justice Court on Friday, Justice of the Peace Marie Andersen set Quitugua’s bail at the $40,000 requested on the drug possession warrant from Idaho. Ramsey had $25,000 bail on the Lake County warrant for drug possession imposed, as well as an additional $30,000 after Missoula County prosecutors charged him with felony escape and misdemeanor trespassing for fleeing from the arresting officers.