On September 27, 2018, 25-year-old Bradley Farley from Sun City, Arizona, was arrested on charges including Assault on a Police Officer, several counts of Endangerment, Weapons Offense, Assault with a Weapon, Vandalism, Possession of Burglary Tools, Forgery, Prohibited Possessor, Traffic Offenses, and 2 warrants. He was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center and remains in-custody on a $250,000 bond.
Background – Yesterday afternoon, Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking detectives received information that suspect Farley was driving a stolen white 2015 Nissan Altima. Detectives eventually located the vehicle inside the Prescott County Club, Dewey, Arizona and during the initial area search for the vehicle, YCSO dispatchers conducted a record check on Farley and discovered warrants out of Glendale, Arizona and the state of Washington.
After locating the stolen Nissan parked in a driveway on North Hopi Trail, deputies maintained surveillance in case the vehicle was driven away. Just after 5 PM, a suspect matching the description of Farley, entered the vehicle and drove towards the exit onto Highway 69. Deputies staged their fully marked patrol vehicles, overhead lights activated, at the intersection of North Prescott Country Club Boulevard, North Chisholm Trail, and Manzanita Trail to intercept the suspect in the stolen vehicle. As the Nissan approached, it veered side to side and evaded the blocked intersection while colliding with the rear end of a Sheriff’s vehicle. An assisting deputy pulled in front of the Nissan and made eye contact with Farley. The Nissan stopped briefly, and then drove toward the driver’s side of the Sheriff’s vehicle where the deputy was standing behind the driver’s door. The suspect’s actions caused the deputy to jump back into his vehicle and avoid being struck by the suspect.
The stolen vehicle exited the subdivision and drove south on Highway 69. A patrol commander in a fully marked Sheriff’s vehicle activated his lights and siren and attempted to stop Farley who failed to do so. Farley accelerated to over 100 miles per hour while swerving around other motorists and at one point, between the intersection of North Prescott Country Club Boulevard/Fain Road and Highway 69 and Kachina Place, Farley drove South-bound in the North-bound lanes of traffic and in the pathway of oncoming traffic. Due to the danger posed by Farley’s driving, the patrol commander discontinued his pursuit.
Farley ignored the posted red stop light at Bradshaw Mountain Road and Highway 69 and continued through the red light traveling South on Highway 69. Farley approached the intersection of Kachina Place on Highway 69 with a red light and traffic stopped in the south lanes and crossed into the north lanes to avoid the stopped vehicles. Due to his speed, he lost control of the Nissan and struck a red 2014 Ford Fiesta driven by an adult male with a child passenger. This collision caused a chain reaction collision with a blue 2002 Dodge Dakota truck driven by an adult male with an adult passenger.
When the stolen Nissan finally came to rest, Farley exited and ran south attempting to escape. Several ‘good Samaritans’ ran after Farley, caught and held him as deputies arrived to take custody.
Both parties in the red Ford Fiesta and the passenger in the blue Dodge Dakota were transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
A search of the stolen Nissan revealed a handgun between the front seat and center console and within reach of Farley throughout the incident along with methamphetamine, several burglary tools including an ignition puller and forged checks. Farley is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess a firearm.
During this investigation, Prescott Valley Police Detectives arrived and indicated they were investigating a residential burglary in their town connected to Farley. That case and additional charges are pending.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov