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UPDATED: IN CUSTODY Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Search of Man Accused of Vicious Hammer Assault


UPDATE: Wolfe was located and taken into custody without incident.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is urgently seeking assistance from the public in locating a man accused of a brutal hammer attack on an elderly woman in San Tan Valley. The violent incident, which occurred on Saturday night near Gary and Gail roads, has left the community in shock and the victim in critical condition.

Authorities have identified the suspect as 39-year-old Patrick Wolfe. Following the attack, Wolfe is alleged to have stolen a truck and fled the scene, heightening concerns for public safety. The stolen vehicle is a 2016 Ford F250, distinguished by its Arizona license plate "IRANCHY." Notably, a horse trailer was attached to the truck, a detail that may aid in its identification.

The severity of the attack and the subsequent theft has prompted an extensive manhunt, with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office disseminating Wolfe's details in the hopes of a swift arrest. Wolfe, who reportedly has connections to the Prescott area and California, remains at large, and the authorities are appealing to anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to come forward.

In a bid to facilitate his capture and ensure the safety of the community, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office has provided contact details for those who might have relevant information. Members of the public are urged to contact PCSO at 520-866-5111 or reach out via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any leads that could assist in locating Wolfe.

This incident underscores the importance of community vigilance and cooperation with law enforcement agencies in times of crisis. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office remains committed to ensuring the safety of its residents and bringing those responsible for criminal acts to justice. As the search for Wolfe continues, the community is reminded to remain alert and report any suspicious activity that could aid in his apprehension.

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Thursday, 22 February 2024

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