***Silent Witness Alert – CATCH 22 Day 22 Captured ***
Day 22 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ CATCH 22 Program is now in custody. In October 2022, acting on anonymous information, deputies with the United States Marshals Service learned that CATCH 22 Fugitive Olivia Begay might be staying in the Farmington, NM area. Remember, Olivia Begay, day 22 of CATCH 22, was wanted on charges of child abuse and several counts of Aggravated DUI from a November 2018, incident.
During this incident, Begay was stopped by a Yavapai Apache Nation Police officer who later arrested her for Driving Under the Influence. Her blood alcohol concentration was .307 and she had a 6-year-old child in the car at the time. On October 19th, after further development of the information, the US Marshals Deputies located Begay in Farmington and took her into custody without incident. She is now in the San Juan County Jail in New Mexico awaiting extradition back to Yavapai County. Another great job by our federal
***Silent Witness Alert – CATCH 22 Day 22 Olivia Begay ***
It’s day 22 and the final day of this running of Yavapai Silent Witness’s Catch 22 Program. Today we are asking for the public’s help in locating fugitive Olivia Begay.
On November 15, 2018, Begay was stopped by a Yavapai Apache Nation Police Officer near Milepost 216 on Highway 260. The officer stopped her after watching her drive erratically and going off the road several times. Upon contacting Begay, the officer observed she was very confused, was having trouble keeping her eyes open, and appeared to be impaired by alcohol. The officer also noticed there was a small child in the back seat. A preliminary breath test showed Begay had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.307.
She was arrested and the 6-year-old child was turned over to family members. Begay now has a warrant for Child Abuse and three counts of Aggravated DUI. Begay is a 43-year-old Native American female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address is in the 1200 block of West Mesa Drive in Mesa, AZ. If you provide information leading to the arrest of day 22, you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.
To earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at www.yavapaisw.com. All tips are anonymous.