KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Modesto man sought on a child molestation warrant died when his vehicle crashed into a sign post after police spotted him in Kingman in northwestern Arizona.
Kingman Police Capt. Rusty Cooper it’s not known whether 37-year-old Kevin Marcus Robertson crashed intentionally Wednesday night when his vehicle crashed after reaching speeds topping 95 mph.READ MORE: Candlelight Vigil Planned Thursday Evening For Fallen Elk Grove Officer
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However, Cooper says Robertson was reported to be despondent, suicidal and armed.
Cooper says Kingman police officer spotted Robertson in the parking lot of a pharmacy after Modesto authorities provided information that Robertson was in the Kingman area.MORE NEWS: Sacramento’s Solid Waste Fees Going Up Due To New State Composting Mandate
Cooper says Robertson didn’t obey the officer’s commands and instead drove off and that the crash occurred within a few minutes as the officer began to pursue Robertson.