On Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. a Coolidge Police Officer attempted
to contact the driver of a station wagon after the vehicle had been observed
speeding on Arizona Boulevard north of Gibson Avenue. The driver of the vehicle
stopped at the “Bob’s Service Station.” As the officer was about to approach the
driver, the vehicle sped off through a field. A pursuit ensued until the driver
stopped his vehicle and dropped off three passengers in the area of Congress and
Washington Avenue. The original officer stopped and detained the three
passengers. The suspect vehicle accelerated and headed westbound.
Other officers were able to locate the vehicle a short distance away. As the
vehicle drove towards the officers vehicles, the driver turned south and struck
a residential gas meter and six foot chain link fence. The vehicle was high
centered yet the driver attempted to dislodge the vehicle to get free.
One of the Coolidge Officers fired one round into the rear tire of the suspect
vehicle in an attempt to keep it from fleeing again. The bullet ricocheted after
striking the rim of the tire and hit one of the other officers in the cheek. The
officer sustained a minor injury. He was treated and released at a local
The driver of the vehicle, Korrin Harmon (age 34 of Florence) decided at that
point it was time to surrender. He was taken into custody without further
incident. Harmon admitted he is currently on parole and has always run from the
police since he was age 15. He told detectives when he put the vehicle in
reverse he saw at least two officers in full uniform behind him.
Harmon has a past history of drug offenses, felony flight and theft.
Harmon is currently in the process of being booked into the Pinal County Adult
Detention Center for numerous counts of Aggravated Assault and Endangerment.
Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “The men and women who wear law enforcement badges
are sworn to serve and protect. Each day they risk their lives to protect the
citizens they serve. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles was not only at the
scene of this investigation but he will also be at the Initial Appearance to
request Harmon is held on a no bond status. There were far too many cases with
our former County Attorney where suspects would injure law enforcement or
citizens and then just get probation. County Attorney Voyles will not let that
Created at 2/19/2013 1:47 PM by System Account
Last modified at 2/19/2013 1:48 PM by System Account
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