BP, DPS, MCSO search for suspect near Buckeye

Posted at 4:42 AM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 15:27:15-05

Multiple Valley agencies searched for a suspect in the Buckeye area overnight.

The Department of Public Safety said at 12:50 a.m. on Friday, a trooper attempted to stop two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed on State Route 85 at milepost 121.

A trooper was able to stop one vehicle but the suspect in the second vehicle fled from his vehicle near the Gila River Bridge.

DPS, MCSO and Border Patrol set up a perimeter to search for the suspect but were not able to locate him.

According to DPS, the vehicles were believed to be carrying drugs.