Arizona sheriff’s office, records clerk help sheriff in his investigation
MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz.
— The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fugitive who has escaped from jail and is still at large.
The department said Tuesday that the reward was announced in conjunction with the Maricopac Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline.
“It is believed the fugitive was located at a Maricopy store in Arizona on Friday, Oct. 10, 2018,” the agency said in a statement.
“The Sheriff’s office was notified by the Arizona Bureau of Investigation (ABI) and has initiated a reward of $100.00 for information regarding the fugitive.”
The department’s public information office said the reward “is available only to those with information that can assist in the apprehension of the fugitive, who has yet to be located.”
ABI spokesman Jason Jones said the bureau had not yet received the reward.
The reward is only available through the Crime Stickers Hotline, which also has a $50,000 cash reward.
Maricops sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 1:30 p.m.
Friday at a store in the 700 block of S. Washington Street in Maricolla, Jones said.
They found the suspect, a male, sitting in a white car.
He was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation, Jones added.
The sheriff’s department released surveillance video of the suspect on Monday and said it captured him entering the store wearing a blue jacket with a black shirt and blue jeans.
It did not say what type of clothing he was wearing.
The suspect’s family has been notified and the investigation is ongoing, Jones told ESPN.
The fugitive is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s, weighing around 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
He may be wearing a black jacket, black pants and black shoes, Jones noted.
The ABI did not release any details about the car, but it is described in a court document as a gray Honda Accord with tinted windows.
Jones said that the sheriff’s Department has made no arrests or charges related to the fugitive.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Marcias sheriff’s deputy Brian O’Neill told ESPN that the agency is continuing to investigate the burglary.
He said the suspect may have fled because he was scared, and that the deputy tried to assist.
“We’re still looking into that,” O’Neil said.
The Mariposa County Sheriff Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.