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Sierra Vista PD arrest man suspected of kidnapping, pursuit

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 19:54:31-05

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Sierra Vista Police Department arrested a man suspected of kidnapping following a vehicle pursuit on November 26.

Corporal Tim Wachtel, a spokesperson for the department, says the pursuit began when an officer attempted to stop a sedan for speeding in the area of South Garden Avenue and West Wilcox Drive.
 
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Tyler Clark, did not stop and a pursuit began.
 
The pursuit soon ended in the area of North Garden Avenue and Whitton Street when Clark crashed.
 
Police located a shotgun shell consistent with an expended shell found on the scene of a domestic violence and kidnapping incident that occurred several days prior in Clark's car. Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were also found inside the vehicle and on him.
 
On Nov. 22, officers responded to the 5000 block of East Highway 90 for reports of shots fired.
 
Officers learned that an argument had been heard before a gunshot. The individuals involved in the argument had already left, and a 20-gauge shotgun shell was found just outside the room where the argument had occurred.
 
Officers located the woman involved in the argument, who told them that she had been arguing with her boyfriend and that he had put a shotgun underneath his chin. As she was leaving, she had heard a single gunshot.
 
After that, but before she made contact with police, she encountered him again, and Clark forced her to drive him near Busby Drive and 2nd Street. He threatened to shoot her if she did not drive him there. 
 
Clark has been booked on domestic violence/kidnapping, prohibited possessor of a firearm, disorderly conduct, unlawful flight, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana charges.