On March 15, 2021, deputies in the community of Yarnell arrested 25-year-old Jessica Nodal after a brief foot pursuit and Taser deployment. Deputies were aware Nodal had 2 warrants, one out of Arizona and the other from California for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Deputies were alerted by a 911 call to Nodal’s location in Yarnell around 4:30 PM and following a search of the area, Nodal was found on Shrine Road by a YCSO Patrol Supervisor. When the supervisor attempted to arrest Nodal, she took off while yelling “I have a gun” several times. The supervisor gave chase, eventually finding Nodal hiding in a bush. Nodal was directed to make herself visible and failed to do so. Aided by use of a Taser from an assisting deputy, Nodal was arrested. No firearms were found.
Nodal had dropped a backpack during the foot pursuit. It was recovered and found to contain more than a gram of methamphetamine and numerous Oxycodone pills. She was booked on both warrants and several drug charges.
Deputies are also investigating Nodal’s involvement in criminal activity in Yarnell area and asking the public to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 if they have additional information. You may also submit a tip online at www.yavapaisw.com.