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2/25/2013
 
Posted: 2/19/2013 12:00 AM
 

On Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. a Coolidge Police Officer attempted to contact the driver of a station wagon after the vehicle had been observed speeding on Arizona Boulevard north of Gibson Avenue. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the “Bob’s Service Station.” As the officer was about to approach the driver, the vehicle sped off through a field. A pursuit ensued until the driver stopped his vehicle and dropped off three passengers in the area of Congress and Washington Avenue. The original officer stopped and detained the three passengers. The suspect vehicle accelerated and headed westbound.

Other officers were able to locate the vehicle a short distance away. As the vehicle drove towards the officers vehicles, the driver turned south and struck a residential gas meter and six foot chain link fence. The vehicle was high centered yet the driver attempted to dislodge the vehicle to get free.

One of the Coolidge Officers fired one round into the rear tire of the suspect vehicle in an attempt to keep it from fleeing again. The bullet ricocheted after striking the rim of the tire and hit one of the other officers in the cheek. The officer sustained a minor injury. He was treated and released at a local hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, Korrin Harmon (age 34 of Florence) decided at that point it was time to surrender. He was taken into custody without further incident. Harmon admitted he is currently on parole and has always run from the police since he was age 15. He told detectives when he put the vehicle in reverse he saw at least two officers in full uniform behind him.

Harmon has a past history of drug offenses, felony flight and theft.

Harmon is currently in the process of being booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for numerous counts of Aggravated Assault and Endangerment.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “The men and women who wear law enforcement badges are sworn to serve and protect. Each day they risk their lives to protect the citizens they serve. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles was not only at the scene of this investigation but he will also be at the Initial Appearance to request Harmon is held on a no bond status. There were far too many cases with our former County Attorney where suspects would injure law enforcement or citizens and then just get probation. County Attorney Voyles will not let that happen.”

 

Public Information Officer

Tim Gaffney
520.705.8124
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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