Phoenix Police arrested Apache Junction home invasion suspect, 34-year-old Aaron Ryan early Monday morning during a traffic stop. Ryan and his wife, 36-year-old Rachael Ryan, are wanted in connection to a home invasion that took place Saturday near the 1400 Block of East 29th Avenue in Apache Junction.
On Monday, the Phoenix Police officer conducted the stop north of Tatum and Greenway Road around 2:46 a.m. Ryan was driving a 2006 Nissan sedan with temporary tags. Ryan gave the officer false information during the stop. When the officer asked Ryan to step out of the vehicle, Ryan pushed the officer and took off running. He was later taken into custody and booked into the 4th Avenue jail on several charges to include Aggravated Assault on an Officer, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Dangerous drugs.
Ryan’s home invasion partner, who has yet to be identified by authorities, was killed by the homeowner. According to authorities, the homeowner was inside the house when two armed suspects came into the home. A struggle took place between the homeowner and one of the suspects. The homeowner then shot that suspect. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Ryan took off in a dark colored van.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for Rachael Ryan.
The suspect’s van seen leaving the home invasion is identified as a 2006 Toyota Sienna AZ License Plate number 619-KMV.