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Flagstaff, AZ – On Monday, March 28, 2016 at about 4:49 pm an adult female who resides at a residence located on Winchester Drive in Doney Park reported a suspicious person. According to the caller a male approached her in her garage saying he needed help. He told her that people were after him and then he ran away from the property. Due to his physical appearance and his actions the believed the subject was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
At about 4:52 pm a second adult female who lives in the same area as the first caller reported someone was trying to break through the backdoor of her home. She observed the subject at the back door hitting the door and yelling “people were trying to get him”. She said the subject went to another backdoor, she then locked herself in her bedroom and called 911.
The subject broke through the second door entering the home yelling “people are after me”, he then grabbed a kitchen knife and exited the front door.
The second caller’s husband, returned home and parked his vehicle in the driveway, when the subject exited the home and approached him. According to the victim’s husband the subject held a knife walking toward him saying “people are after me”. He said the subject appeared to be paranoid as he was continuously looking over his shoulder. As the husband stepped out of his vehicle the suspect who was approximately 15 feet away from him dropped the knife. The suspect then crouched in front of the vehicle in an attempt to conceal himself. The husband stepped on the knife and Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer arrived and arrested the suspect.
The subject was identified as 18 year old Sanjahsee Begay and was transported to the Coconino County Detention Facility where he was incarcerated on one count of First Degree Trespass (Felony), one count of Felony Criminal Damage, one count of Second Degree Burglary (Felony), and one count of Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor).
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Media Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089