The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of 22-year-old Miguel Jerry Zepeda. When last contacted, he was wearing a red t-shirt, plaid shorts, tennis shoes, and stainless steel handcuffs with hands positioned behind his back. He also has a tattoo on the left side of his neck and one of his arms. The attached photo is a good representation except he has grown some hair in the form of a “buzz cut.” Zepeda was last seen getting into a silver station wagon with an unidentified female, approximately 40 years old, at the Giant Gas Station in the VOC. The vehicle then drove south on Highway 179 and out of sight.
Around 3 AM, the Camp Verde Marshall’s Office located Zepeda at his mother’s house in the 1800 block of Ash Lane. Zepeda was able to escape again.
Background - On June 6, 2013, at approximately 12:30 AM, a deputy contacted Zepeda in the 600 block of Bell Rock Blvd, Village of Oak Creek. The deputy determined Zepeda was contributing to the delinquency of minor, littering, and had provided a false name and birth date during the interview. Zepeda was arrested, placed into handcuffs, and seated outside the patrol vehicle while the deputy continued follow-up. Within moments, Zepeda stood and bolted from the deputy who then attempted to restrain him. Zepeda ran and the deputy gave chase but was unable to catch him as Zepeda fled into the darkness. Marijuana was recovered from the vehicle Zepeda had occupied.
Zepeda’s charges will include Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Littering, Taking Identity of Another, Escape, Theft, Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Criminal Damage, and Possession of Marijuana.
Please contact YCSO or Yavapai Silent Witness if you have any information as to Zepeda’s whereabouts. The Silent Witness phone number is 1800-932-3232 and callers will remain anonymous. If you see the suspect, call 911. Do not attempt to apprehend.