A Colorado City man was arrested July 26 on charges of resisting arrest, aggravated assault on an officer and unlawful flight from an officer after he allegedly attempted to flee from deputies.

Ezra J. Barlow, 36, was driving with a non-functioning brake light, the report said, when he was stopped by Mohave County deputies in Colorado City. According to the report, deputies attempted to serve an active warrant for Barlow’s arrest. Barlow shifted his vehicle into gear and fled from officers, the report said, with his vehicle striking one deputy as he allegedly sped away.

Deputies pursued Barlow until his speed forced deputies to stop in the interest of public safety, the report said. Deputies lost Barlow, and searched for about two hours without success until they were notified that Barlow was traveling on foot, and using his mobile phone to contact family members. According to the report, Sheriff’s dispatchers were able to obtain the GPS coordinates of Barlow’s phone, and led deputies to Barlow’s vehicle.

His vehicle was abandoned in the desert, on the Utah-side of the Arizona border. According to the report, deputies continued to follow Barlow’s GPS coordinates through the desert, until Colorado City marshals found and arrested him.

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