UPDATE 1:23 - Detectives have just advised that ‘Samantha’ and her son, who were apparently kidnapped this morning, have been located in Clarkdale in good condition – Detectives are interviewing the pair to determine the circumstances regarding the incident this morning. Detectives are still looking for both suspect vehicles – Suspect identities are pending as detectives attempt to sort out the circumstances.
The motive for the original confrontation has not been disclosed, but detectives have indicated the parties involved know each other.
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION - YCSO is on scene in the 2500 block of Village Drive, Cottonwood, regarding an apparent kidnapping incident that occurred around 6:00AM this morning. Detectives are seeking help from the public in locating the victims, suspects and 2 vehicles involved. Please call 911 to report any information -
SUSPECT VEHICLE: GRY 2016 DODGE CHARGER FLORIDA LICENSE BPV4583 with broken driver’s side window.Vehicle has been entered into a national crime data base as stolen.
SUSPECT: UNK HISP/MALE FELON WHO IS ARMED WITH A SHOTGUN & DANGEROUS –
VICTIM: Possible first name of Samantha – unknown last name – in her 30’s, was forced into the Dodge Charger at gunpoint.
The suspect vehicle may be in the company of a SILVER DODGE NEON, unknown license plate. The Neon may contain 2 adult males and a 14-year-old male who was apparently kidnapped during the confrontation. The 14-year-old is the son of ‘Samantha’ who was forced into the stolen Dodge Charger before being driven away. Detectives are working to identify these suspects and updates will be provided as soon as possible.
Suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Suspects could possibly be in the area – Cottonwood and Camp Verde. Do NOT attempt to apprehend. Call 911 to report any suspect/vehicle sightings. Case number 16-006469.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov