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10/29/2013 3:21:00 PM
Man tries to run down strangers

COTTONWOOD -- Officers from Cottonwood police were dispatched to Walmart Saturday at about 8:30 p.m. after a man attempted to run them over with his sport utility vehicle.

All four of the victims said that that a woman began walking toward them and yelling profanities in the Walmart parking lot.

Suddenly, they told police a red Chevy Blazer came out of nowhere trying to run them over. The driver was Cory Cargill, the woman's son. The Blazer drove though the middle of the group at a high rate of speed, then stopped.

Cargill then, reportedly, put the vehicle in reverse and again drove though the crowd. The victims told police that the vehicle then began doing "donuts" trying to run them down and they all ran and got into their vehicles while others jumped into the back of a pickup truck parked there.

Cargill, they said, then left the parking lot in the Blazer and headed toward SR 260 on Rio Mesa Drive. Drivers of the group's Honda and Pontiac jumped in their cars get the Blazer's license as it passed.

Cargill drove pass them toward SR 260 and then turned around and headed back at them again. He drove at them, colliding into girl's vehicle then into man's vehicle causing moderate damage to both cars.

Cargill then headed down onto SR 260. Both he and his mother and the vehicle were located a short time later by an officer at mile marker 208.

One of the victims was taken to Verde Valley Medical Center for a possible leg injury. Cargill's mother was also transported to the medical center for a laceration and a broken nose.

When questioned how it happened, according to the police report, the woman was confused. She said she blacks out when she drinks a lot of alcohol and did not know what had happened. She stated that she was not at Walmart or in an accident.

Cory Cargill was bleeding from his arm and he was treated at the hospital before being transported to jail. He was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and 13 counts of endangerment.

Taylor Waste

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Article comment by: Terri Dice

I Terri Dice. Am the mother of Cory Cargill. I was being surrounded by several teenagers as I was walking INTO Walmart. I was absolutely terrified! My son went to jail for trying to protect his mom! When he tried to come to my rescue he was attacked. What would U do?

Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Article comment by: What's Cargill's $$$ bond?

Betcha it won't be anywhere near the $15 mil for those marijuana mules guilty of a 'splash guard equipment violation'.

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Confused

Good thing he didn't have his gun.

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Article comment by: Slater slater

Look both ways before crossing the street.
Theres a lot of sick,crazies out and about.

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