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5:32 AM Mon, Oct. 22nd

Slippery suspect sustains injuries while eluding officers

GOLDEN VALLEY - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies had their hands full trying to hold onto a slippery suspect Monday morning. They finally nabbed him after he hurt himself trying to run away.

At 7:49 a.m., deputies received a report of a car stolen from a sales lot in the 3700 block of state Highway 68.

An employee told dispatch a man had stolen a black Ford Explorer from the lot and was driving north on Bosque Road.

Deputies found the stolen vehicle in a field between Bosque and Bonita roads. At the same time, they spotted a man climbing over a barbwire fence north of Agua Fria Drive. The man dropped several clothing items as he ran.

Deputies caught up with him near Agua Fria Drive and U.S. Route 93. Deputies had to wrestle the struggling suspect to the ground to take him into custody.

Larry Carl Rogers, 29, of Golden Valley was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary, theft of means of transportation, possession of dangerous drugs, resisting arrest and escape.

A search of his person allegedly revealed a plastic bag with a white, crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Deputies also collected a pair of tan pants, green and grey backpack and a black video camera from near the barbwire fence.

The car lot employee identified Rogers as the man who had taken the vehicle, and identified the black video camera as one stolen from the car lot.

As deputies were collecting evidence, Rogers maneuvered his cuffed hands from behind his back, opened the rear door of the patrol unit and took off running again.

Deputies tackled Rogers and put him back into the squad car.

Rogers had stitches at Kingman Regional Medical Center for a cut he sustained to his groin area from the barbwire fence. He was booked into the county jail.