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Update: CCSO working a Kachina Village barricade situation

Jason Gonnie named by CCSO as suspect in Kachina Village barricade situation was taken into custody on January 25, 2020 and is being held on bond at the Flagstaff Detention Center.

Sedona AZCCSO update on Kachina Village barricade situation and sexual assault suspect apprehension: 

On January 25, 2020, at approximately 4:30 in the morning, suspect Jason Gonnie was taken into custody during a traffic stop at 4th Street and Highway 66 by deputies from Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Flagstaff Police Department.

Gonnie was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff where Gonnie was booked for Kidnapping, Sexual Assault, three counts of Endangerment, Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, Burglary Second Degree, Possession of Marijuana, and a Probation Warrant.

Gonnie currently is being held on a $150,000.00 bond.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Flagstaff Police Department, Department of Public Safety, United States Marshals Office, the media and the public for their assistance in bringing this matter to a peaceful resolution.

CCSO update January 24, 2020: On January 23, 2020 around 5:20 p.m., after continued efforts by negotiators to contact the suspect Jason Gonnie with negative results, the Tactical Team was deployed and made entry into the residence near Chof Trail where Gonnie was last seen. The entire multilevel residence was cleared and searched by the Team with the assistance of a canine and robot. Gonnie was not in the residence.

Detectives learned during the investigation that the suspect Gonnie was familiar with the family and the residence. He is believed to have broken into the lower level of the residence and contacted the victim sometime Wednesday night. Gonnie remained at the residence until Thursday morning, at which point he presented a weapon and refused to allow the victim and children to leave the home. It was during this time that Gonnie reportedly sexually assaulted the victim. Around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, the victim was able to escape the residence with her two children after Gonnie moved to another level of the residence leaving her alone.

Efforts to locate Jason Gonnie are ongoing.

Gonnie is considered a threat to the public and potentially armed. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to use caution if they come in to contact with him. If anyone is aware of Gonnie’s location or makes a visual contact, please immediately call 911 or Silent Witness at 928-774-6111.

Original public notification by CCSO on January 23, 2020: On January 23, 2020, since around 1:16 in the afternoon, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has been working a barricaded subject accused of Sexual Assault in the area of Chof Trail in Kachina Village. On scene deputies are still trying to confirm if the suspect, Jason Gonnie, is in the residence.

Information obtained from the reporting party was that the victim – along with two other children – had removed themselves from the house and made their way to the reporting party’s residence. The reporting party advised that the suspect was the only one remaining in the residence.

After arriving on scene, CCSO deputies confirmed the safety of the victim and children who had been in the residence. Deputies set up a perimeter around the residence in which the suspect was last seen. As of this time no contact has yet been made with the suspect.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to attempt to contact the suspect through phone and loudspeaker. The suspect has been identified as Jason Gonnie an 18-year-old Native American male, 5 foot 9 inches tall, slim build, black hair and black eyes.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter has been deployed along with the Northern Arizona Regional Tactical Team. Efforts are ongoing to confirm Gonnie is still in the residence. Due to the ongoing investigations, no further details are available at this time. More information will be made available as the investigation progresses.

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