Cops nab kidnapping suspect after high-speed chase


Jon Johnson
Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — A Safford man faces numerous charges after crashing a stolen car during a high-speed chase with officers early Friday morning.

Juan Clamente Ramirez Jr., 33, of Safford was arrested and booked into the Graham County Jail on charges that include kidnapping, burglary, theft of means of transportation, interfering with judicial proceedings, stalking, criminal damage, possession of a narcotic drug and multiple drug warrants. Forthcoming charges from the Graham County Attorney's office could also include several traffic violations, felony flight from law enforcement, reckless driving, DUI and/or DUI-drug pending blood test results, according to Safford Police Chief John Griffin.

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