Suspect crashes stolen truck into Apache Junction home

Suspect crashes stolen truck into Apache Junction home
Suspect crashes stolen truck into Apache Junction home

Some Apache Junction homeowners are thankful they weren't hurt when a suspect plowed a stolen truck right into their garage.

This all started Friday afternoon.

U.S. Marshals were assisting in the arrest of a suspect who was wanted on some outstanding warrants.

Apparently, this suspect had been eluding the Marshals and the Auto Theft Task Force for the past month.

On Friday afternoon in Mesa, Marshals located the suspect, who was allegedly driving a stolen truck.

The Marshals got behind him and began to follow him. That's when the suspect allegedly rammed a Marshal's car, then sped away.

But turns out, that suspect lost control of the truck and ended up crashing it into the garage of a home near Main and Broadway in Apache Junction.

Officials say the suspect was actually barricaded inside the garage for about 15 minutes before coming out.

"We're just thankful nobody was hurt," said homeowner Mike Thornton, who was home when the truck came barreling in. "The physical house structure was not hurt. And no one was in the garage. Ultimately, this is just stuff."

The suspect was transported to the hospital. He reportedly suffered possible injuries from the crash, as well as possible injuries from being hit with a bean-bag device officials used to try to stop him.

A tow truck was called in to haul the wrecked truck out of the garage.

The homeowner says he does have insurance.

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