Today: Jul 13 , 2020

Catch 22, Day 17: James Robert Oberle

17 January 2020   Chris A. Wilson, Yavapai Silent Witness Coordinator

Silent Witness Alert – Catch 22 Day 17 $500 Reward

NAME: James Robert Oberle

Charges:  Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Description:  28-year-old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in the 18000 block of North 68th Street in Phoenix.  

It’s day 17 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 Program.  Today the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for James Robert Oberle.  

On April 9, 2019, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy performed a traffic stop on Oberle at the intersection of Arcosanti Road and Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Lakes.  During the stop, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy alerted to the vehicle indicating there was contraband inside the vehicle.  Following a probable cause search, a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found.  Oberle was taken into custody.  Oberle became very combative and claimed he was having chest pains.  The deputy had Oberle transported to the hospital for treatment.  

While in route to the hospital, Oberle attempted to get out of his restraints and get out of the ambulance.  When a deputy tried to restrain him, Oberle assaulted him trying to bite and kick him.  The deputy was injured during the assault.  At the hospital, Oberle attempted to escape again and assaulted another deputy.

Oberle was booked and later released.  He has not appeared to court since.  Oberle has a nationwide extraditable warrant with a $25,000 bond for Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Anyone providing information leading to Oberle’s arrest could earn a $500 cash reward.  To earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at  Remember, all calls are anonymous.  

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: