Suspects in Flagstaff machete attack could be in Phoenix area

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Andrew James Jaurequi By Jennifer Thomas Andrew James Jaurequi By Jennifer Thomas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Flagstaff police are searching for two men who are wanted in an attack involving a machete.

Flagstaff police said officers responded to a report of an assault in progress Saturday morning and discovered that a man had been attacked by two other men with a machete. The victim suffered injuries to his face, head, back and leg.

The victim told police that a prior confrontation had led the two men to attack him.

Police said they were able to identify one of the suspects as Andrew James Jaurequi, 19, of Flagstaff. He also goes by the nickname of "Applez" and has numerous tattoos. He is said to be driving a yellow 1991 four-door Cadillac.

The second suspect goes by the nickname of “Sauce” and police are looking to obtain his true identity and location. He’s described as a Hispanic male, bald, in his 20s or early 30s, and between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He wears button-up shirts and may be driving a blue 1990s four-door Cadillac.

Police said both suspects have ties to the Phoenix area and could be in either location.

Police said the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Flagstaff Police Department or visit A cash reward from Silent Witness is possible for information leading to the identification and arrest of the two suspects.