A man fled from law enforcement in Mohave County last week and led officers on a high-speed chase south on State Route 95 toward Parker, a pursuit which ended near La Paz Regional Hospital when the suspect rolled his vehicle.
The man, Jason Tucker, who is in his thirties, was being investigated for allegedly threatening to kill one or more of his family members. On Tuesday, November 22nd, Mohave County law enforcement officers attempted to stop him in connection with the investigation while he was driving a maroon 1990 Toyota 4Runner. Tucker reportedly fled, running multiple motorists off the road, evading police and heading south toward Parker.
“The suspect was apparently endangering countless people,” said La Paz County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Curt Bagby. “An attempt-to-locate (ATL) was made and after he came into the County, a deputy was ready at approximately 1:30pm who attempted to stop him.”
Tucker reportedly didn’t stop, which resulted in a pursuit. Multiple law enforcement agencies in the Parker area were on alert as the suspect’s vehicle hit speeds of up to 120 mph coming into the town of Parker.
“The town was really congested,” Bagby said. “They’d normally call off the pursuit, but based on the information we had, there was a worry about what his intentions might have been. He was being investigated for threatening family members, so not losing him was very important.”
Tucker made a left on California Avenue and was pursued to the intersection of Mohave Road, where a CRIT Police vehicle was used to block him. He hit the vehicle on one side, spun around and rolled the vehicle in front of Running Man Fuel station. Witnesses described multiple agencies surrounding the suspect’s vehicle.
“About 7 to 8 police cars were there with guns drawn,” one witness told Parker Live. “[After a while] the suspect got out of the vehicle, handcuffed and was actually walking to the police car and was in custody.”
The suspect was checked out medically but released to the custody of La Paz County on a $25,000 cash-only bond. The Sheriff’s Department is looking for anyone who was victimized or endangered on the road by Tucker on November 22nd. Call (928) 669-6141.