Released Camp Verde inmate steals car, crashes
Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 35-year-old Christopher Martell was released from the Camp Verde Detention Center on Thursday afternoon. He had been in custody for trespassing at the sheriff’s evidence facility in Prescott Valley.
Hours after getting out of jail, authorities say Martell allegedly stole a vehicle that belongs to a member of the detention staff.
Martell was later arrested after authorities say he intentionally crashed into another car and injuring a female driver.
Deputies say Martell has been booked back into jail on charges including car theft, criminal damage, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.