High-speed pursuit ends in arrest

SAFFORD — Safford Police arrested a local man following a vehicle chase that saw the suspect vehicle speed at upward of 90 miles an hour through the city.

A Safford Police officer saw a GMC Silverado swerving and driving with high-beams activated and, when the officer flipped on his lights, the Silverado took off down 14th Avenue in excess of 90 miles an hour.

The officer kept pace and eventually the vehicle came to a stop in an alley east of Tucson Street. Two men exited the vehicle from the driver’s side, both running in opposite directions. A third man exited from the passenger side and surrendered.

That man said he repeatedly asked the driver, whom he identified as Ethan, to stop and let him out.

A records check showed an Ethan Morris lived near where the truck was stopped, so the officer went to the home and made contact.

Morris reportedly admitted to being the driver and that he ran because he didn’t have a driver’s license.

Morris was booked into Graham County Jail on charges of unlawful flight and reckless driving. The other man who ran was identified only as “Dom” and officers did not report being able to locate him.