Felon Carjacks Vehicle Leads Pima County Deputies On Chase

On Tuesday, just after 3:00 p.m., law enforcement officers were actively looking for a subject by the name of Cheyenne Murphy who was wanted on several felony warrants out of the Tucson Police Department.

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies located Murphy, who carjacked a vehicle and fled the area. Deputies found the vehicle and positively identified the driver as Murphy before attempting to stop him.

Murphy rammed an undercover Marana Police vehicle then lead deputies on a vehicle pursuit. Murphy eventually hit a fence on Orange Grove Road at the Central Arizona Project Canal (C.A.P.) where deputies lost sight of him on a dirt easement.

Authorities then learned that he forced entry into a home near the 4500 block of West Avra Road and physically injured a female and male homeowner before stealing their vehicle.

Murphy was located by deputies a short distance from the victims’ home in their sport utility vehicle. Deputies again engaged in a pursuit which lasted several miles. Murphy crashed the vehicle in the desert, then unsuccessfully tried to carjack another vehicle on Valencia Road.

Surrounded by deputies, Murphy attempted to hit a deputy with a boulder prior to being detained. He was later booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on numerous felony charges.

Robbery/Assault Unit detectives have taken over the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 9-1-1. You can also submit an anonymous tip, with the potential for a reward, by text, phone, or by going to 88-CRIME.org


  1. Yeah… I’m thinking if a deputy was truly attacked with a boulder…. this fella would have been shot. I would prefer a true story even if it wasn’t as entertaining. Just saying.

  2. “Murphy attempted to hit a deputy with a boulder prior to being detained”.
    Really a boulder? Mr. Murphy must be incredibly strong to lift and threaten and then throw a boulder at deputies!

    The Oracle

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