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Help Find This Man – Jason Parker

YCSO RECOVERS STOLEN MILITARY EQUIPMENT, ASKS PUBLIC’S HELP LOCATING SUSPECT 

PRESCOTT ARIZONA (November 21, 2022) – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, working with US  Army Criminal Investigators have made several arrests in the July theft of a 31-foot flatbed trailer carrying a container of US Military equipment. 

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On June 29, 2022, the driver of the truck pulling the flatbed trailer experienced engine problems while en route from California to Kansas and pulled off Interstate 40 into a gas station parking lot in Seligman,  where he disconnected the trailer and left to get his truck fixed at a repair shop. Several days later the  driver, who was staying at a local motel while his vehicle was being repaired, went to the gas station to  

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check on the trailer and found it missing along with the shipping container holding approximately  $500,000 of US Military equipment. 

Through investigative leads, YCSO Detectives were able to track the trailer to a residence in Chino Valley.  Detectives arrested 75-year-old Chino Valley resident, Curt Wells, on charges of Possession and Trafficking of Stolen Property. Wells had purchased the trailer, valued at approximately $22,000, for $900  from the thieves. 

Diligent investigative efforts by YCSO Detectives and Army CID have led to the recovery of most of the stolen equipment and the arrests of, 43-year-old Chino Valley man, Jason Myers, 41-year-old Joshua  Arena of Paulden and 65-year-old Gary Morrison of Paulden. All men are being charged with Theft and Trafficking of Stolen Property. A fourth suspect, 51-year-old Chino Valley resident, Jason Parker remains at large. 

Yavapai Silent Witness offers an $800 cash reward for information leading to Parker’s arrest. To earn the reward, you must contact the Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232 or visit yavapaisw.com to make a tip. All calls and tips are anonymous. You never have to give your name. 

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