On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at approximately 5:30am Prescott Valley police officers were dispatched to a single vehicle car crash on Viewpoint Drive between Manley Drive and Roundup Drive. The vehicle was empty when the officers arrived, and it was evident that the vehicle had rolled several times before coming to rest.
Later that morning, two individuals came to the police station with obvious injuries and reported that they had been attacked and beaten while they were parked at Fain Park about 2:00am. While this investigation was being conducted, the individuals changed their stories and said they had been injured in a car wreck and had left the scene of the accident. They later admitted to entering the car owner’s home and stealing the vehicle. The accident occurred while they were joyriding.
Arrested and booked into YCSO Camp Verde Detention Center for residential burglary, auto theft, and criminal damage were Prescott Valley residents 18-year-old Carson Edward West and 18-year-old Rylan Scott Compson.
The persons involved have not yet been convicted of a crime and are presumed innocent. The presumption of innocence shall continue until such time that the persons accused may be found guilty by a court of law.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.
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