On March 30, 2017, just after 9:30 AM, deputies were dispatched to a robbery incident that occurred in the 5300 block of Diamond Drive, Prescott. Upon arrival, deputies contacted a 35-year-old male victim who had been stabbed in the hand during the incident. EMS personnel arrived and treated the victim at the scene. The victim told deputies he recently allowed 24-year-old Joshua Harrington to ‘crash’ at his apartment and earlier that morning, the two got into an argument. The victim alleged that Harrington had stashed some heroin in a backpack and at one point, accused the victim of attempting to steal the heroin. As the confrontation escalated, Harrington pulled a large knife out of the backpack, raised the knife and threatened to ‘kill’ the victim. To avoid being stabbed, the victim grabbed the knife blade. When Harrington pulled the knife downward, the victim’s hand was cut. During the assault, a friend of the suspect was also present in the next room.
Following the attack, the victim locked himself in the bathroom, but Harrington was able to force the door open and continue to threaten with victim. Harrington, with his friend now present, demanded keys to the victim’s car and out of fear, the victim complied. The pair then left the location in the victim’s white Ford Escort. Deputies entered the vehicle identification record into a national crime database as stolen. The following day, Prescott Valley Police Officers recovered the victim’s abandoned stolen car in the 9800 block of Tatum Circle.
Harrington is a male white, 5’ 09”, 170 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes and has a series of letters tattooed across the knuckles of both hands – see photo.
Harrington is being sought for Robbery and Vehicle Theft. He is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information regarding his whereabouts, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or report the information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. If you see the suspect, call 911.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov