Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies have been known as to a Wikieup fuel station Saturday afternoon, when a lady allegedly reported that her car was stolen whereas she was within the retailer. The car was final seen touring towards Kingman, the sufferer reported, and deputies searched the world.
In line with deputies, the car was discovered exiting Wikieup. Its driver, recognized as 29-year-old Juan L. Cortez, of Phoeniz, allegedly ignored deputies once they tried to cease him. Deputies and Arizona State Police pursued Cortez within the path of Kingman, till a tire-deflation system was used to sluggish the car. Deputies used a pit maneuver to trigger Cortez’ car to spin off of the roadway, and legislation enforcement officers approached the car with their weapons drawn.
After a standoff of a number of minutes, the report mentioned, Cortez surrendered himself into deputies’ custody.
In line with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Workplace, Cortez was on probation on the time of his arrest, and was topic to a number of standing arrest warrants out of Phoenix. Cortez was transported to Mohave County Jail with out additional incident.
Two State Police autos have been broken through the pursuit, in response to the report. Cortez has been charged with two counts of felony injury to property, illegal flight from legislation enforcement and one depend of motorized vehicle theft.