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Cordes Burglary Spree Suspect Now in Custody

James Scott is now in custody.

On April 30, 2017, YCSO deputies spotted James Scott sitting in a vehicle parked at the Family Dollar store in Cordes Lakes. When Scott saw the deputies he fled. Deputies initiated a foot pursuit as Scott ran along Hitching Post Way. Scott ran out of sight and was later spotted by a DPS Ranger Helicopter crew just after 5PM in a remote ranch area. Fortunately, deputies were already in close proximity and able to intercept Scott utilizing directions from the DPS crew. Scott resisted briefly and was placed into custody without further incident. 

Scott was booked on several warrants and charged with resisting arrest. He remains in the Camp Verde Detention Center.

Original release - April 19, 2017 

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of 29-year-old warrant suspect James Cody Scott from Cordes Lakes, Arizona. Scott has been linked to several burglaries in the Cordes Lake community over the past 6 months involving many victims. The main felony warrant has a bond of $75,000 and involves charges including, multiple counts of Burglary, Theft, Theft of Vehicle, and Conducting a Chop Shop. 

A warning - Those who aid in concealing/harboring this suspect could be considered for prosecution.

If anyone has information regarding suspect Scott, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. A tip from a direct call to Silent Witness resulting in the arrest of this suspect becomes eligible for a cash reward.  

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website:

Dwight DEvelyn, YCSO Media Relations Coordinator

Dwight D'Evelyn, YCSO Media Coordinator