Minor Injury Pursuit, Northbound I-17 MP 225 (Anthem), 2107 hours.
Trooper was advised of a stolen vehicle from a Lo Jack hit. Vehicle was located on SR 74 near I-17 and a pursuit was initiated on northbound I-17 at MP 225. Numerous attempts to spike the vehicle were unsuccessful. The pursuit continued into Prescott Valley where the suspect attempted to car jack two vehicles unsuccessfully.
Pursuit continued through Prescott and down US89 where the suspect drove over a cliff near MP 303 and bailed out of the car. The suspect was located in trees near the rim shortly later and taken into custody with minor injuries. The vehicle was located approximately 500 feet down a canyon and will be removed at a later time. The suspect was cleared from the hospital and booked into jail on numerous felony charges.
Editor's note: This account was provided by DPS officials to Yavapai County Sheriff's Officers.
Citizen Reporter Nick Lauer contributed the photos and video.