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8/9/2014 3:09:00 PM
Cottonwood fugitive arrested in North Phoenix
Dustin Bush
Dustin Bush

CAMP VERDE -- A fugitive from Cottonwood has been arrested in North Phoenix. Dustin Bush, 30, fled from deputies early last Friday morning during an Interstate 17 traffic stop in Black Canyon City. Wednesday, deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Partner's Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) and U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Bush and a woman companion, Colene Perkins. Perkins was in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop Aug. 1.

Bush is wanted on charges of robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and endangerment from an incident in Cottonwood in mid-July. Cottonwood detectives have been working with detectives from PANT on this case and the search for Bush. A warrant was issued with a bond set at $250,000.

Early Wednesday evening, information was developed that both subjects were in the Black Canyon City Area. Further investigation developed by the U.S. Marshal's Office lead the Task Force to an address in North Phoenix. At about 1 a.m. Thursday, U.S. Marshals located both subjects in North Phoenix and they were apprehended without incident and booked into the Camp Verde Jail.

Bail has been set for Bush at $250.000.00 and Perkins at $20,000.00.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014
Article comment by: Really Colene?

Dustin sounds like a great guy... Fugitive from charges of robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, and endangerment. With bail set at $250,000. - he's a keeper alright, just the guy you should bring home to Mom.
Stop making excuses for him and placing blame on everyone BUT him.


Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Article comment by: Colene Perkins

Funny thing is all of this is Bogus and the charges wow bravo Yavapai county and your team, Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking for putting away yet another man again for umpteen amount of years, acting as if you are saving the world from some horrible dangerous man. The only thing you will do if Dustin is convicted of these amplified and made up charges is plummet man kind right back into the vicious cycle we somehow have excepted as living but I stand outside I will not walk with greed or play with manipulation. There isn't a moment id allow myself to give in to the self righteous antics that suffocates the very meaning of life love and freedom, These charges are so ridiculous and outrageous our officers men of the law can do this to a man who has no standing when it comes to try and fighting them this very situation is a perfect example of how judge bluff, PANT, US Marshals, yavapai county sheriffs and all the pretenders and prosecutors have lil or sadley no regards on who they are convicting they are just handing out massive conquences for unwarrented crimes essentially taking there right to uphold the law to fairly convict but Yavapai in a whole violates and murders the reasoning behind the true nature meant for humanity...

Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Article comment by: So did this guy out run the officers on foot or did he flee in a car?

I'm assuming on foot. So were there air scenting drug dogs there? If so, I sure hope one of the dogs had been trained to track/hold a suspect until the officers arrived.

No more drug dogs. These dogs need to be dual trained. Having a real police dog means apprehending a guy like Bush, which is more important than spending tax dollars on a dog that can only smell drugs.


Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Article comment by: Interesting Geography for a Sensationalized Headline

According to MapQuest, Black Canyon City is 14.9 miles north of Anthem, which is currently the northern most point of Phoenix, the place of this fugitive's arrest. As a comparison, MapQuest shows it is 11.50 miles from Cottonwood to Page Springs. So would Page Springs be considered Northeast Cottonwood, because Black Canyon City has never been referred to as North Phoenix (present article excluded, of course)?



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