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CCSO: Deputies arrest two individuals attempting to flee to Mexico in a stolen RV

Posted at 5:19 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 20:30:12-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Cochise County Sheriff's deputies arrested two individuals attempting to cross into Mexico at Customs at the Naco Port of entry in a stolen RV on Tuesday.

The man was identified as 40-year-old Robert Sutton of Colorado. The woman was identified as 29-year-old Lindsy Petschauer of Colorado.

Sutton is facing charges on theft of means of transportation, possession of drug paraphernalia, false reporting, and conspiracy/theft of mean of transportation.

Petschauer is facing charges on theft of means of transportation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy/theft of means of tranportation.

The two individuals were reported driving an RV. Upon arrival deputies were given Nevada driver identification from the passenger. The driver was not able to provide identification, but gave deputies the name of Chris Palmer from Colorado with a date of birth in 1980.

Deputies searched the RV and discovered there was no registration, and the driver was not able to provide any documents for ownership of the RV. There were also two abandoned dogs inside the RV. The dogs were taken to a shelter in Douglas.

CCSO determined the RV was stolen and contacted Camping World RV dealers to report the missing vehicle.

While deputies searched the RV the two individuals fled the scene on foot.

Later on Tuesday, CCSO were alerted about a man and a woman trying to purchase a vehicle in $15,000 cash. The dealership reported the two were acting suspicious. The two did not purchase the vehicle.

The two left the dealership in a green colored Chrysler 300 with AZ license plates.

U.S. Border Patrol agents located a vehicle matching the description traveling northbound on State Route 90 near mile post 311. A traffic stop was conducted. During the stop the vehicle was determined stolen from Dougals.

The man and woman were identified from the two at the Port of Entry in Naco earlier on Tuesday. The man had a warrant from Texas and Colorado.

The two were taken into custody and booked into Cochise County jail.