Drunk Man Who Took Car With 2 Children Inside Sought By Yavapai County Sheriff

Dylon Horne
Dylon Horne [Photo courtesy Yavapai County Sheriff's Office]

RIMROCK – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a kidnapper, Dylon Horne, who stole a vehicle with two young children inside. Horne abandoned the children after the smashing the stolen vehicle into a truck.

According to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), deputies responded to a call of an intoxicated person at a home near Montezuma Avenue and Goldmine Road around 9:30 p.m Friday. Deputies learned that Horne stole the victim’s vehicle with the victim’s 3-year-old child and 4-month-old baby inside.

According to the victim, Horne was intoxicated.

Horne fled the area at a high rate of speed with the two small children still inside. The victim and a friend attempted to follow Horne in a separate vehicle and contacted Horne at a mini-mart in the McGuireville area. The victim yelled to Horne that the kids were in the car and he needed to stop. Horne drove off again at a high rate of speed and the victim was unable to follow.

While fleeing in the area of Bice Rd., the vehicle Horne was driving struck another vehicle. Horne then fled the scene of the collision in the vehicle. Another victim called YCSO dispatch reporting a vehicle matching the victim’s description had just collided with a pickup truck on Bice road. Horne abandoned the vehicle on Kimberly’s Way, leaving the 3-year-old and 4-month-old alone in the car in cold weather. While abandoning the vehicle, Horne took the victim’s cell phone and credit card.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies found the vehicle and returned the children to their mother unharmed.

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