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YCSO pursuit leads to arrest

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man after a 16-minute pursuit that ended near Prescott Valley Thursday afternoon.

At 12:47 p.m., Deputy Dave Zavos reportedly checked on a suspicious car parked on Walker Road near Lynx Lake. The deputy noted that the front and rear license plates were from different states. When he pulled in behind the car to check the plates, the driver, later identified as Kevin Frank, 40, allegedly pulled away.

Frank reportedly turned south onto Highway 69 and began driving to Prescott Valley at speeds as fast as 70 miles per hour. Deputies placed 'stop sticks' at the intersection of Highway 69 and Prescott East Highway. Frank allegedly avoided the stop sticks by turning into the Castle Canyon Mesa area. The pursuing deputies did not follow him into the neighborhood, but nearby deputies were able to catch up to him on Lone Cactus Road.

Frank allegedly pulled into a yard, got out of the vehicle and began running away. According to Deputy Wayne Loughrige, deputies arrested him at 1:03 p.m. after a short foot pursuit and a brief struggle. When Frank left the vehicle, it was reportedly in neutral and rolled back – hitting Zavos' car.

Deputies booked Frank into Yavapai County Jail on charges of felony flight, resisting arrest and aggravated DUI. Further investigation revealed that Frank also had an outstanding felony warrant for parole violation and also a misdemeanor warrant from Mesa City Court.

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