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Felony Suspect Apprehended After Fleeing From Police

On 04/03/2021 at approximately 8:49 pm, Chino Valley Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of N. SR 89, in Chino Valley. It was reported that there was a male at the location assaulting and threatening an adult female victim. Chino Valley Police previously responded to the residence earlier in the day regarding similar allegations, with the male also claiming he was going to potentially harm himself. In the previous incident, the male fled prior to police arrival and refused, via telephone, to meet with officers. The male was identified as 26-year-old Andrew Crawley IV out of Texas. Crawley was found to have a non-extraditable warrant out of Texas for Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member. An extensive search was conducted and the male was not located.

During the second response to the residence, Crawley was located in a blue Infinity G37, which was blocking the roadway in front of the residence. When officers approached the vehicle on foot, they found the vehicle was running and in drive. Several commands were made by officers for Crawley to put the vehicle in park and turn the vehicle off. Crawley refused and accelerated toward an officer standing nearby. The officer drew his firearm and again gave orders for Crawley to stop and turn the vehicle off. Crawley briefly stopped and put the vehicle in reverse. Crawley then fled in the vehicle, eastbound through a trailer park, at a high rate of speed. Crawley crashed thorough a locked gate on the east side of the trailer park and then sped north on North Road 1 East. 

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Officers immediately conducted an area check for Crawley and located him at North SR 89 and Road 3 North. Crawley failed to yield to officers and a pursuit was initiated due to the fact that he had allegedly committed several felonies while at the residential location. Crawley sped north on SR 89, at speeds in excess of 90 MPH. The pursuit was terminated when pursuing officers lost sight of Crawley’s vehicle near Buffalo Run Road in Paulden. Chino Valley Police Officers and Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office checked that area and located Crawley’s vehicle on Buffalo Run Road. The vehicle was abandoned and it appeared Crawley fled on foot. After an extensive ground search by Officers and Deputies, Crawley was not located, and the search was discontinued due to nighttime conditions. 

Several hours later, on 4/4/2022, Chino Valley Officers obtained information that Crawley had possibly made his way to Williams, AZ, and was possibly at a McDonald’s. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies responded there and located Crawley, who claimed he had walked to the location and needed medical attention due to diabetic issues. Crawley was provided medical attention and was eventually booked into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde on the following charges: Disorderly Conduct, Aggravated Assault, Endangerment, Assault, Threatening & Intimidating, Criminal Damage, Flee Pursuing Law Enforcement.

As with all arrests and/or persons charged with a criminal offense, the suspect is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty through due process of law.  

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