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ATV Rollover and Theft

Suspect calls to report confrontation with Theft Victim-ATV Rollover – 7 Injured from one Family

ATV ROLLOVER - PRELIMINARY INFORMATION - On November 25, 2017, at approximately 10:45 AM, deputies were dispatched to Bloody Basin Road about 1 mile east of I17, near Cordes Lakes. Upon arrival, deputies saw that a quad type ATV had rolled over injuring 7 persons including 4 adults and 3 children as young as 3 years old. An adult woman was found a short distance from the ATV who was breathing, but unresponsive. Deputies saw an adult male pinned underneath the ATV who was alert and responsive.  The 2 remaining adults and 3 children suffered various scrapes and contusions. No one riding in the ATV was wearing a helmet and there were initial indications seatbelts had been worn by the group. Medical personnel soon arrived and began treating the injuries. 

The male and female adults who had suffered the more serious injuries were airlifted to John C Lincoln North hospital. The 2 remaining adults were transported by ground ambulance to the same hospital. All 3 children were taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital by ground ambulance. Some of the family is based in the community of Avondale, but confirmation on the identification of the injured is pending. 

There was no initial indication alcohol as a factor. The cause likely involves unsafe speed for the road conditions as the ATV apparently slid in a corner turn and rolled. 

 THEFT INCIDENT - On November 21, 2017, around 4 PM, YCSO deputies were dispatched to Rocking Lake Lane off Highway 69, Mayer, Arizona, regarding a disorderly conduct incident. 25-year-old Robert Jones of Glendale had called the Sheriff’s Office to report threats by 3 subjects who were accusing him of theft. 

  Once on scene, deputies contacted one of the subjects who explained that Jones was involved in the theft of property from his truck. The subject had left his 2002 gold colored Ford pickup truck unattended on Highway 69 near Mayer High School due to a flat tire. When he returned in another vehicle with a new tire, he saw the back window of his truck has been smashed out (see photo) and noticed an occupied red sedan stopped next to his truck which began speeding away. Believing this person may be a suspect responsible for the damage to his truck, he followed the vehicle until it was forced to stop on Rocking Lake Lane, a cul-de-sac off Highway 69. After blocking the vehicle in, he confronted Jones and also noticed his duffle bag and tire iron in Jones’ vehicle. At this point, Jones decided to call the Sheriff’s Office and report the confrontation with the victim and his friends. All the parties remained on scene until deputies arrived. 

Jones denied involvement in the theft. 

The stolen property was recovered and Jones was arrested for Burglary and Criminal Damage. He was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center and remains in-custody on $25,000 bond. 


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

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Dwight DEvelyn, YCSO Media Relations Coordinator

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