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Pinal deputies arrest 'armed, dangerous' suspect

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 18:57:05-04

Pinal County Sheriff's deputies have arrested John Bowman after Tuesday's standoff in Magic Ranch and vehicle theft in Copper Basin. 

PCSO was notified Thursday morning by the Scottsdale Police Department that Bowman was apprehended in Scottsdale. 

Police officers in Scottsdale arrested him after they received reports of a suspicious person in a neighborhood Thursday morning. 

Pinal County Sheriff's deputies were looking for a suspect near Florence who escaped after barricading himself inside a home for several hours Tuesday.

According to deputies, 49-year-old John Bowman barricaded himself inside a home in the 13000 block of N. Desert Drive in Florence. He had been threatening his girlfriend and said he would not be taken alive by law enforcement. Bowman, a convicted sex offender who was wanted for violating sex offender registry laws, violated a restraining order.

Deputies cleared the home at 9:30 a.m. but did not find Bowman. He was spotted running into a park in the Copper Basin community, about 5 miles north of the home. Deputies say he stole a woman's pickup truck from in front of a home and was last seen driving northbound on Gantzel Road.