Man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly shooting at vehicle and police

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Jeremy Hunter was booked into the jail on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and a warrant.

By Jon Johnson

THATCHER – Law enforcement members of Thatcher, Safford, and Pima police departments were joined by deputies with the Graham County Sheriff’s Office in a manhunt Monday night and got their man.

Jeremy Hunter, 27, was arrested and booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and a warrant regarding shoplifting.

According to a news release from the Thatcher Police Department, the police received a report at about 10 p.m. regarding a person shooting at a vehicle in the 2200 block of U.S. Highway 70 in Thatcher.

The multitude of law enforcement converged on the area but the suspect, later identified as Hunter, had fled on foot.

During a search, Hunter was located and shots were fired, according to the release. However, nobody was injured in the shooting, and Hunter was taken into custody. The release did not elaborate any more on the shooting that involved the officers.  

As of Tuesday, the case remains under investigation.

Thatcher Police Chief Shaffen Woods thanked the surrounding law enforcement agencies for their assistance in the matter.