Police spotted the suspect who had a active warrant
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A wanted man on the run allegedly rammed two police cruisers overnight as officers got closer to making an arrest. The 33-year-old suspect, who eventually was taken into custody at the jack in the box parking lot on 16th street and third avenue in Yuma, went before a judge today.
The fast-food restaurant parking lot turned into a crime scene Wednesday night after Yuma police attempted to stop someone they were after, his name is Vicente Enriquez.
Enriquez is facing several charges including, two counts of aggravated assault against an officer and other charges related to trying to flee and cause damage.
13 On Your Side's Cody Lee spoke to Pst. Ashley McCleney with YPD regarding this case.
“Officers attempted to stop Enriquez and he immediately drove his vehicle in reverse ramming into an occupied police vehicle,” McCleney said.
He wasn’t done after that, police say he then drove forward, striking a second cruiser. There were officers inside both units.
“There is extensive damage to the police vehicle right now I don't have any further information regarding that,” McCleney added.
When Enriquez allegedly tried to flee the scene, his vehicle hit a curb, forcing him to get out and run but, police were able to catch up to him.
YPD says Enriquez had an outstanding arrest warrant.
“The officers were patrolling the area in recognized him from a previous arrest warrant. So they attempted to contact him in the drive-thru parking lot. So that's when the incident began,” she said.
YPD would not release why he had a warrant out for his arrest.
McCleney does have good news.
“At this time, I'm not aware of any damage to the Jack in the Box property and the officers are doing well.”
Enriquez is currently in custody, held on a 65,000 dollar bond.