Three people are in custody after they led Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a wild chase.
According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, on April 9, at approximately 11:20 am, a call came in from a man at the Burger King at W. Hunt Hwy and N. Gary Rd. claiming he was being followed by subjects wearing ski masks and possibly armed with firearms.
When Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) deputies arrived, the suspect vehicle took off, striking one PCSO deputy. The deputy sustained minor injuries to his lower leg.
The suspect at times drove on the wrong side of the roadway and down dirt farm roads.
A PCSO deputy ultimately used his marked patrol truck to push the suspect vehicle off the roadway, and the suspect vehicle became disabled in a small irrigation canal at the end of E. Magma Rd, East of Hunt Hwy.
Inside the vehicle, deputies located two firearms and approximately 350 fentanyl pills. The driver, 26-year-old Oscar Campoy of Phoenix, also had another 37 fentanyl pills on him.
Campoy was booked for aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of narcotic drugs, drug paraphernalia, criminal damage, resisting arrest, theft of a means of transportation, hit and run, unlawful flight, and weapons misconduct.
The front passenger, 21-year-old Mary Jane Valencia of Laveen, was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Another passenger, 38-year-old Sergio Cortez of Phoenix, was arrested for possession of narcotic drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons misconduct, and probation violation.
“Thankfully, there were no injuries to the public. These suspects acted recklessly and without regard for the lives of others,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “I commend my deputies for their selflessness and quick thinking.”