PD: Glendale suspect jumps from moving car, after ramming police vehicle

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 18:01:06-04

GLENDALE, AZ — A domestic violence suspect allegedly jumped from his moving car during a pursuit.

Glendale police report that on April 11 at about 2 a.m. they responded to a home near 67th and Glendale avenues on a domestic violence call.

When they arrived, they allegedly found the suspect, Terrence Murphy, age 28, attempting to leave in a car.

Murphy then allegedly drove toward a Glendale officer who reportedly drew his weapon, commanding Murphy to stop. Murphy allegedly ignored the officer and kept driving towards him, turning and accelerating toward a second officer and ramming his patrol car.

Responding officers pursued Murphy for about 20 minutes through Glendale and Phoenix, according to court documents.

Police say he ran numerous red lights and stop signs at "excessive speeds well over 85 MPH at times."

In the area of 75th Avenue and Indian School Road, he reportedly jumped from his car while it was still moving. His car then hit a home in the area, causing minor damage.

Murphy was found hiding in a backyard a short time later and was arrested after being bit by a police dog.

Court records show the incident began when Murphy punched his girlfriend in the face causing her to fall and break a glass window. She suffered from a 3-inch laceration to her face requiring stitches.

Murphy has been charged with unlawful flight.