Stun gun stops man with ax wanted in Cottonwood

Posted at 6:41 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 08:41:09-05

Authorities say they had to use a stun gun on an ax-wielding man wanted in Cottonwood.

Shawn Kyle has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on a $200,000 felony warrant for narcotics along with additional charges.

At the time of his arrest, authorities say Kyle had knives and dangerous drugs in his possession.

It was unclear Thursday if Kyle has a lawyer yet.

A Yavapai County task force and Cottonwood police tried to serve the warrant Monday on Kyle in a store parking lot.

They say Kyle refused to exit his vehicle and grabbed an ax.

A police dog was sent into the vehicle. Authorities say Kyle swung the ax at the dog before the stun gun forced him to drop the weapon and be taken into custody.