Suspect sought in Yuma nabbed in Tempe
A man wanted by Yuma police in connection with an aggravated assault against a woman was arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals Wednesday in Tempe.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, beginning in April, 37-year-old Christopher Martin Young allegedly committed “several wanton acts of domestic violence, culminating in a brutal assault wherein his female victim suffered severe and extensive injuries.”
Young then reportedly fled the Yuma area in an apparent attempt to elude authorities.
On July 7, the Yuma Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in locating and arresting Young.
Deputy U.S. Marshals were later able to determine Young was hiding at an apartment complex in Tempe, and in conjunction with the Arizona WANTED (Wanted Apprehension Network Targeted Enforcement Detail) Violent Offender Task Force, located and arrested him there without incident.
The task force “was formed to track down and arrest individuals such as Young,” said Frank Castiglia, assistant chief deputy U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona – Yuma Division.
“By preying on a defenseless victim, Young sealed his fate as yet another captured fugitive. My deputy U.S. Marshals are committed to continuing to track down Arizona's most violent fugitives.”
YPD “appreciates the cooperation of the U.S. Marshals Service, with whom we regularly work with to locate and apprehend dangerous individuals, locally and abroad,” said YPD Lieutenant Brian Scanlan.
“The efforts of the Marshals Service have expedited the process of justice in this case, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”