Arrest made in alleged Fort Mohave crime spree

Rocky Tairit Perez

Rocky Tairit Perez

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) - The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said they've arrested a Fort Mohave man in connection with a crime spree.

Officials said 23-year-old Rocky Tairit Perez was taken into custody Friday.

He already was wanted for kidnapping, aggravated assault, robbery and theft in Fort Mohave.

On Friday morning, authorities said Perez allegedly stole a car from a Bullhead City woman and was pursued by police.

Perez abandoned the vehicle with a flat tire in Fort Mohave and was arrested hours later while walking in Mohave Valley.

Police said he had methamphetamine in his possession.

They said Perez is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault, theft of means of transportation, possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia plus the previous charges.

It was unclear Friday if he has a lawyer.

According to deputies, Perez was visiting a friend's house Tuesday morning in the 4400 block of South Lynda Circle in Fort Mohave. When his friend asked him to leave, Perez allegedly beat the 59-year-old man and took his driver's license, bank card, cash, car keys and cell phone.

Perez then threatened to beat the victim again unless he drove him to an ATM to withdraw more cash.

The victim said that Perez let him go after he drove Perez to a hotel in Bullhead City. Perez then allegedly threw the victim his car keys, driver's license and bank card.