Suspects in camo gear flee traffic stop, leave guns, drugs behind


by Catherine Holland

Video report by Casey James

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 15 at 6:45 PM

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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- Two suspects who fled from a traffic stop outside Casa Grande were taken into custody Thursday morning.

According to Raul Garcia, the stop took place at about 7:20 a.m. along Interstate 10 near McCartney Road.

Aerial video from the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper showed two guns on the roof of the suspects' vehicle.

Investigators reportedly also found marijuana in the vehicle's trunk.

The suspects, both of whom were wearing camouflage pants, fled into the desert.

Officers with DPS, Border Patrol, Pinal County Sheriff's Office and the Casa Grande Police Department fanned out to search the area for the suspects.

A Black Hawk helicopter was brought in to provide air support.

By 9:20 a.m. the suspects, who had apparently hidden inside a dairy barn about five miles away, were in custody.

Two women who also were in the vehicle are in custody, as well.

It's not clear what precipitated the initial traffic stop.

No other details were immediately available.