Search on for prisoner escapee connected to home invasionPosted: Updated:
PRESCOTT - The following is a press release from the Prescott Police Department:
UPDATE: Prescott Police developed a lead in this case after locating identification in proximity to where the stolen vehicle was left abandoned.
After a photo lineup was conducted, the victims positively identified one of the suspects as 45-year old George Eugene Wood.
He is described as a white male, about 5'10" tall, with a week-old beard.He was wearing a blue "beanie" style cap at the time of the incident.
Wood is currently an escapee from Washington State and has an extensive criminal history.
The second suspect has not yet been identified and is described as a 30-40 year old Hispanic male, about 5'8" tall.He was wearing a green colored hooded sweatshirt.
ORIGINAL: Prescott Police responded to the 2100 block Thumb Butte in reference to a home invasion.
At about 11:50 P.M. last night, two unidentified men rang the door bell and the owner answered the door.The two men claimed that their vehicle broke down and asked to come into the house to use the phone.The resident told the men to wait outside while the owner retrieved the phone for them to use.When the owner opened the door, they suspects displayed a weapon and forced entry inside the home where they tied up the owner and the only other occupant in the residence, his 18-year old grandson.
The suspects ransacked the home and stole several firearms, jewelry, and cash before leaving the residence in the owner's vehicle.Police later saw the vehicle and used a tire deflating device in attempt to stop the vehicle.After briefly losing sight of the vehicle, they located it abandoned in the area of Idlewild Drive which is located in the area of the 1400 block West Gurley.At this time, both suspects are still at large and described as:
50-60 year old white male, about 5'6" tall, with a week-old beard.He was wearing a blue "beanie" style cap.
30-40 year old Hispanic male, about 5'8" tall.He was wearing a green colored hooded sweatshirt.
Police are asking anyone who may have information in regards to this case to call the Prescott Police Department Investigation's Section at (928)777-1920 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1(800)932-3232.