CANE BEDS, Arizona – A man who attempted to evade arrest Tuesday was finally taken into custody after fleeing from deputies in Cane Beds, Arizona.
At about 11:40 a.m., Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Cane Beds residence, where two women told them they were the only people on the property, according to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies then made contact with a male subject at the front door of the residence, according to the press release, while another deputy covered the back of the home.
“The deputy covering the rear exit observed fresh dirt scuffle marks leading to under a parked vehicle,” the press release said. “The deputy looked under the vehicle and observed a male subject.”
The deputy announced himself and told the man hiding under the car to show his hands. The man, later identified as Jeremiah Roland Johnson, 27, of Cane Beds, scooted out from underneath the vehicle on the opposite side from where the deputy was standing and ran.
Deputies followed Johnson as he jumped over fences and ran along the main driveway of the property, according to the press release. As the driveway looped back toward the home, another deputy caught up with Johnson.
“As deputies were taking Johnson into custody he struggled,” the press release said. “Johnson would not comply with the deputy’s commands.”
Eventually, the deputies were able to take Johnson into custody.
“Johnson complained of ankle and knee pain which he said he injured when he tripped to avoid being captured,” the press release said. “Johnson also complained of soreness to his right shoulder from the struggle.”
Deputies searched Johnson and found a pipe with residue, a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, small crystalline pieces in a glass container, and two yellow pills inside his coin pocket, according to the press release.
Medical personnel responded to the scene and took Johnson to Kane County Hospital in Kanab, where he was treated for his injuries and then medically released. Johnson was then taken to Kane County Jail.
Johnson was booked on charges of resisting arrest, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as a warrant issued out of Kane County for possessing drugs with the intent to sell them.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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