Camp Verde cyclist arrested

The Camp Verde Marshall's Office reported the arrest of Darryl Perkins, 27, of Yavapai County, near the 240 block of Main Street in Camp Verde Sept. 23 at about 1 a.m.

Police report that Perkins faces felony charges of alleged flight from a law enforcement officer, alleged prohibited possessor of a firearm, and alleged carrying a concealed weapon.

According to a police report, a deputy attempted to initiate a routine traffic stop for a bicycle being operated at night with no headlight or rear light. Police allege that Perkins refused to stop and fled from the officers who were forced to pursue. Perkins allegedly led police into a construction site and lost control of his bicycle and fled on foot.

According to the police report, Perkins allegedly removed his backpack and threw it into a vacant lot. Police report that Perkins was apprehended and upon retrieval of the backpack, police discovered a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun with a loaded magazine. Police report that they believe the bicycle and the pistol to be stolen.

The report states that the bicycle is a purple Mongoose and the pistol is a Springfield Armory .45 caliber pistol. Police ask that if citizens are missing either of these items, to contact Detective Ganis at the Camp Verde Marshall's Office at 567-6621.


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