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Helicopter helps in manhunt for Parker man who stole two car batteries

April 12, 2019 GMT

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested a Parker man after a recent manhunt. They had help from troopers from the Department of Public Safety in a Ranger helicopter, and officers from the Bullhead City Police Department.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Jonathan Dundee Hutchinson, 24, of Parker, for shoplifting, trafficking in stolen property, fraudulent schemes, identity theft, resisting arrest, all felonies, and misdemeanor criminal trespass.

Thursday, April 4, deputies responded to a business in the 5200 block of Highway after loss prevention staff said they had saw on camera, a man, later identified as Hutchinson, walk out of the business carrying two car batteries without paying for them.

Video evidence was collected from loss prevention staff and given to deputies.

A week later, at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11, deputies received a call that the man was back at the business. When they arrived, deputies spoke with the man, who gave deputies a false name and showed them a Washington driver’s license with the false identity.

As deputies tried to detain Hutchinson, he was able to get. Deputies chased Hutchinson on foot through the parking lot and a short time later Hutchinson was observed jumping a fence into a residence in the 1500 block of Teller Road.

Deputies established a perimeter around the property and a K9 responded to assist in the search. Deputies began searching the property and Hutchinson was located hiding in the back of a truck on the property.

Hutchinson was arrested without further incident and transported to the Mohave County Jail.