Police ID theft suspect; other man still on the run
KINGMAN - The Mohave County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect found hiding in a clothes dryer following a police chase in Golden Valley on Tuesday.
Shawn Mark Ramey, 24, is presently charged with felony unlawful flight from law enforcement and a trafficking in stolen property warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court.
Ramey was arrested late Tuesday morning after Sheriff's deputies tracked him to a home in Golden Valley.
The incident began just before 11 a.m. when a resident in the 3900 block of Eloy Road came home to find two trucks using a trailer to haul vehicles off his property. The homeowner exchanged words with the two suspects, who fled after the homeowner began firing a gun at them.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter said neither suspect was hit by the gunfire. Deputies were en route to the scene with the description of the two trucks when they spotted the blue Chevy pickup truck on Chino Drive.
Deputies followed the vehicle as it traveled south on Egar Road and crossed Highway 68 but lost sight of the truck because of dust from the roadway.
Carter said a short time later, deputies picked up the vehicle's tire marks and tracked them to an open field behind a residence in the 900 block of Elfrida Road, where the truck was found with the motor still running and the driver's door open.
The homeowner agreed to a search of his property, where Ramey was found hiding inside a dryer.
Ramey reportedly told authorities that he was at the home on Eloy Road to get some scrap metal when he was shot at and fled. He said he realized he was being chased by deputies and that he was going to jail so he didn't stop.
The second suspect in the red Chevy pickup truck is still being sought.