Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Deputies Attempting to Stop Felon Leads to Carjacking and Chase

Sent on 7/31/2018 8:37:19 PM

Today, just after 3:00p.m., in the 11800 block of West Orange Grove Road and North Sandario Road, the Pima County Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (F.I.S.T), with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Office, Department of Child Safety (D.C.S), and the Marana Police Department, were actively looking for a subject by the name of Cheyenne Murphy who was wanted on several felony warrants out of the Tucson Police Department. Deputies located Mr. Murphy, who carjacked a vehicle and fled the area. Deputies found the vehicle and positively identified the driver as Cheyenne Murphy before attempting to stop him. Mr. Murphy rammed an undercover Marana Police vehicle then lead deputies on a vehicle pursuit. Mr. Murphy eventually hit a fence on Orange Grove Road at the Central Arizona Project Canal (C.A.P.) where deputies lost sight of him on a dirt easement. Shortly thereafter, they learned he forced entry into a home near the 4500 block of West Avra Road and physically injured a female and male homeowner before stealing their vehicle. Mr. Murphy was located by deputies a short distance from the victims’ home in their sport utility vehicle. Deputies again engaged in a pursuit which lasted several miles. Mr. Murphy crashed the vehicle in the desert, then unsuccessfully tried to carjack another vehicle on Valencia Road. Surrounded by deputies, Mr. Murphy attempted to hit a deputy with a boulder prior to being detained. He was later booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on numerous felony charges. Robbery/Assault Unit detectives have taken over the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call 9-1-1. You can also submit an anonymous tip, with the potential for a reward, by text, phone, or by going to 88-CRIME.org

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