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Teen captured after chase north of town

Shawn Mendoza

Shawn Mendoza

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies finally got their man ... after an hour chase.

Deputies arrested Shawn Mendoza, 18, of Kingman around 2:09 p.m. on Tuesday for felony unlawful flight from law enforcement and two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to MCSO, around 1 p.m. detectives spotted a black Acura driving on North Bank Street at a high rate of speed. The detectives attempted to make a stop, but the driver refused to pull over. The car eventually made its way to Stockton Hill Road.

While traveling southbound on Stockton Hill Road, the driver made a u-turn near milepost 11 and narrowly missed the front end of a detective's vehicle.

It then headed northbound on Stockton Hill Road and nearly collided with another detective's vehicle, according to MCSO.

At this point, the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Kingman Air Rescue Ranger responded and started to follow the vehicle.

According to MCSO, the vehicle turned west onto Pierce Ferry Road, then south onto Highway 93, then east into the Chloride area and then south on a road that led to a wash.

The suspect then left the vehicle in the wash and walked to a residence in the 9600 block of Second Street in Chloride.

Deputies responded to the residence and arrested Mendoza, who was allegedly driving the vehicle.


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