Man arrested in Snowflake after six-hour standoff with police | Navajo Hopi observer

Originally published: Jan 11, 2022 at 3:13 p.m

SNOWFLAKE, Ariz. — After a six-hour standoff, law enforcement in Apache and Navajo County arrested a man wanted on multiple warrants.

On January 5, Jeffery Clyde Perkins, 28, of Snowflake, Arizona, was arrested at a Snowflake apartment building.

On January 2, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of domestic violence and assault at an apartment building on Mountain View Road, east of Snowflake. The suspect was not located and his whereabouts were unknown at the time. The case was referred to the Navajo County Sheriff’s Department of Criminal Investigation for further investigation.

During the investigation, officers learned that Perkins was the suspect involved, and further investigation revealed that Perkins had multiple warrants for his arrest in both Apache and Navajo County.

Between January 3 and 4, law enforcement attempted to locate Perkins, and a search warrant was served at the Mountain View Road apartment, relating to the original domestic violence call.

While the deputies were conducting the search, information was received that Perkins was hiding at a residence in Snowflake.

Upon arrival, the deputies tried to get Perkins to leave the residence and surrender, which he refused and barricaded himself inside with a gun.

Deputies then requested the assistance of the White Mountain Regional Special Response Team (SRT).

After a six-hour hiatus, Perkins was taken into custody without further incident.

Perkins was committed to the Navajo County Jail on four outstanding warrants in Navajo County and one warrant from Apache County, with additional charges pending from the original domestic violence investigation.

Navajo County Sheriff David Clouse thanks SRT members for a safe and successful resolution of this perilous situation.

Information provided by the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office

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