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Pants hinder suspect's escape in Kingman stolen truck case

Two men were arrested over the weekend after a woman whose truck was stolen Friday noticed it parked in front of a home the next day.

Joshua Lane Styer, 32, is charged with stealing the truck. He also faces charges of resisting arrest and aggravated assault on an officer after he tried to run from Mohave County Sheriff's deputies after they pulled him over in his own vehicle.

A passenger in Styer's car, Robert Peter Jacobsen Jr., 56, was also arrested for trying to toss a gun out of the view of deputies following the traffic stop.

The incident started Saturday afternoon after authorities were summoned to a home in the 3700 block of East Lum Avenue by a woman who said she'd found her stolen truck parked there.

Deputies questioned the homeowner where the truck was found and learned that the truck belonged to one of his friends. He gave the deputies a description of the friend's car, a black Cadillac with chrome wheels, which deputies saw drive by the residence as they were speaking to the homeowner.

Deputies pursued in their patrol car and stopped the Cadillac at North Tommie Drive and East Lum Avenue. Styer reportedly exited the driver's side of the car and then shoved a deputy before taking off westbound on Lum Avenue.

Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter said Styer ran about 25 feet before he tripped and fell into the dirt after his pants fell down around his knees. She said he continued to resist as he was taken into custody.

Jacobsen was allegedly seen exiting the passenger's side of the Cadillac and tossing something over a fence, where deputies located a gun. He was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, along with felony possession of a weapon by prohibited person.

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