Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Daniel Dominguez reportedly fled from an officer on foot and left his car and personal items. He is wanted on warrants for drug and weapons charges.
By Jon Johnson
Fugitive flees from cops on foot leaving car and passenger
SAFFORD – Daniel Dominguez, 31, of Solomon, eluded the long arm of the law early Thursday morning but his car did not.
A Safford officer reported seeing a gray, 2001 Chrysler traveling at a high-rate of speed on Montierth Lane northbound toward U.S. Highway 70 at about 12:35 a.m. The vehicle allegedly went through the intersection without stopping at the stop sign and traveled eastbound on U.S. Highway 70 until it entered the Tower Mobile Home Park.
As the officer pulled up behind the car, the driver – believed to be Dominguez – had already fled the scene, leaving behind a passenger and his cell phone and wallet.
The passenger told the officer she didn’t know who the driver was and that she had just met him a few minutes ago and accepted his offer to give her a ride. Another officer then gave the passenger a ride to her residence.
The wallet left behind had items that indicated it belonged to Dominguez, and his name was on the vehicle’s registration. The car was later towed from the scene.
Dominguez previously was arrested on a warrant for drug and weapons charges in March after being located in a vehicle with weapons, a pipe with methamphetamine residue, eight cell phones, a blonde wig, various weapons and a small scale commonly used to weigh drugs. That instance led to additional charges of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and possession of drug paraphernalia. His original charges from a 2017 case include possession of a narcotic drug, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI-drug.