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Felony Charges Following Vehicle and Foot Chase


A Kingman man faces an array of felony criminal charges following a vehicle and foot chase that ended with his arrest last week. Police Chief Rusty Cooper said the incident began when an officer attempted to stop a Hyundai Tucson for a traffic offense committed about 11:50 p.m., Thursday, August 6 in the 800 block of Airway Avenue. 


The driver who was later identified as Marty Tisdale, 39, reportedly failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed. 


``As Tisdale continued eastbound on Airway Avenue he failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Stockton Hill Road, where he crashed into another vehicle,” Cooper said. ``Tisdale then fled on foot but was captured and taken into custody near a restaurant in the 3400 block of Stockton Hill Road.” 


Both drivers suffered minor injuries, but neither required hospital treatment. Tisdale was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to Cooper.  


``Tisdale was also discovered to have four felony warrants for his arrest on assorted charges out of the Mohave County Sheriff’s office,” Cooper said. ``The vehicle Tisdale was driving was discovered to have just been stolen from a residence in the 500 block of Simon Avenue.” 


Tisdale was booked into the Adult Detention Center on charges of vehicle theft, flight from law enforcement, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and other counts contained in the four criminal warrants. Cooper said additional charges are possible, pending ongoing investigation. 

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