PRESCOTT MAN ARRESTED FOR FIERY ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE
A Prescott man is in the hospital awaiting multiple charges against him, including attempted homicide, after violating an order of protection.
According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, just before 3 a.m. Friday morning, deputies responded to a report that 48-year-old James Haynes had violated a Civil Order of Protection issued by the court by crashing his vehicle through two gates and then into a camper trailer occupied by the woman who had taken out the court order. Haynes then lit his vehicle on fire and crawled underneath the trailer to try and gain access to her through the floor.
The trailer and residence on the property went up in flames. All occupants of the trailer and the residence were evacuated to a nearby home. Haynes had last been seen under a structure that was on fire but was not immediately located by Deputies.
A DPS helicopter outfitted with thermal imaging and night vision was called in to assist with the search for the subject, as the multiple structures on and near the property became fully engulfed by flames. Propane tanks and ammunition began to rapidly explode in the fire.
The DPS helicopter was unable to locate the subject, so the YCSO Quick Response Team was called out. They located Haynes being placed under arrest.
Haynes told deputies he had ingested approximately 25 Vicodin and led deputies to what appeared to be a suicide note in his pocket. He was transported to the hospital for medical attention.