Suspects embrace before police chase in Southeast Valley ends with their arrest

- Two people have been arrested, following a police chase in the Southeast Valley Wednesday evening.

The chase reportedly happened in the Chandler-Queen Creek area. On Wednesday night, Pinal County Sheriff's Office identified the suspects as Dustin Perkins, 35, and Lovida Flores, 29.

According to court documents released by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, PCSO Dispatch was notified by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of a stolen car that was heading east on W. Ocotillo Road into San Tan Valley. According to the document, a number of law enforcement agencies, including MCSO, Gilbert Police, Mesa Police, and the U.S. Marshals, were involved in the chase.

FOX 10 Phoenix and FOX 10 News Now carried portions of the chase live Wednesday evening.


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Towards the end of the chase, the car was seen crashing through two gates that were located on a property, and coming to a stop soon afterwards, after crashing into a fissure. The suspect and another person were seen running away from the car, and sharing what appears to be a kiss and embrace before surrendering to officers.

According to Mesa Police, Pinal County Sheriff's Office units later detained the suspects. Perkins, according to court documents, suffered hand injuries that were sustained prior to law enforcement contact. Flores, meanwhile, suffered facial injuries, and was taken to a hospital for surgery.

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