Suspect flees during narcotics arrest, collides with police vehicle
PANT arrest results in additional charges Detectives with Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) attempted to arrest Prescott Valley resident Tyler Winter, 28, for the sale of illicit drugs in prescott Valley at about 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9, according to a news release from the Prescott Valley Police Department.
Upon arrival, Winter fled the scene and collided with a police vehicle. He again fled the scene, nearly striking three other police vehicles with a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
“Winter was then observed driving through several culverts and had speeds estimated to exceed 65 mph on Viewpoint Drive, which is a 25 mph residential area,” the release stated. “Winter was also observed driving his vehicle into oncoming traffic, posing a serious risk to public safety”
Winter parked his vehicle at Coyote Springs Elementary School and was apprehended on Cattletrack Drive by police officers and taken into custody without incident. His vehicle suffered heavy driver’s side damage though no one was injured during the incident.
Winter was booked into the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center in Prescott on charges of felony aggravated assault, felony aggravated DUI, four counts of felony endangerment, misdemeanor hit and run, felony possession of narcotic drugs, felony possession of narcotic drugs for sale, felony possession of marijuana, felony cultivation of marijuana and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.