Mohave K9 unit chases down suspect
KINGMAN - A Kingman man on Sunday learned the hard way that hiding from a Mohave County Sheriff's K9 is not as easy as it sounds.
Tyrel William Price, 28, was allegedly speeding in a black SUV at about 3 p.m. when deputies attempted to pull him over, but he didn't stop. Deputies spotted the vehicle parked on Van Nuys Road north of Hearne Avenue with the driver's side door open. Passersby offered deputies a description of the man who fled.
A search of the SUV allegedly revealed two handguns, ammunition and Price's birth certificate. A record check revealed Price had several warrants for his arrest.
K9 Ecko and his handler were called to the scene and the dog tracked Price down an alley behind Van Nuys Road. Deputies reportedly found a third firearm that had been discarded along the way.
Ecko tracked Price to the rear yard of a residence in the 2100 block of Devlin Avenue. The back door of the abandoned property was blocked by a refrigerator and flooring was missing.
Ecko's handler reportedly warned Price several times he was going to let the dog loose, but the man apparently didn't respond.
Ecko was deployed and he bit Price, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter.
Price was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center and the to jail. Price faces felony charges of unlawful flight from law enforcement and a felony probation violation warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court, four failure to appear and two probation violation warrants issued by Kingman Municipal Court and a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued by superior court.
He could face weapons charges pending DNA testing, said Carter.