News LIVE: Dangerous man on the loose, officers say

Police are searching for a man who escaped police custody Friday in Beaver Dam, Arizona, April 27, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

BEAVER DAM, Ariz. — Several law enforcement agencies from Utah and Nevada responded to assist officers in Arizona Friday morning after a man allegedly fought with a Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy and escaped custody.

This LIVE post is closed. See Friday night’s update here: Good Samaritan with gun helps deputy struggling with suspect; search for suspect continues


Update 2:50 p.m. Includes photo and description of suspect.


Photo of Darren Boone courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office public information specialist Anita Mortensen told St. George News that Darren Boone was pulled over and was being arrested when the incident started. Once the cuff was partially on, the suspect began to resist.

The man pulled the deputy’s Taser and tried to use it. However, a good Samaritan nearby had a gun and fired a warning shot, at which point the suspect ran into a wash off Highway 91. He is still at large.

At approximately 1:45 MST, 2:45 MDT, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office released a photo of the suspect.

Boone is described as 5’ 9”, weighing 175 lbs, bald with brown eyes and with tattoos on both arms. This suspect is considered dangerous. If seen please call 911.

Electronic signs on Interstate 15 advised motorists of a police action and cautioned drivers not to pick up hitchhikers. The Arizona Department of Transportation also posted a police action alert spanning I-15 from the Nevada border to the Utah border.

Area schools were put on lockout as heavily armed personnel searched the Beaver Dam wash.

St. George News has a reporter on the scene.

This is a developing story.

Email: jwitham@stgnews.com

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3 Comments

  • mctrialsguy April 27, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    I think that they may have found the Camaro that he stole off Highway 14…

  • SSTEED April 27, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Got to roll out the tanks and traumatize the kids because someone didn’t OBEY.

  • Carpe Diem April 27, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    He dont need no stinking batches!

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