May 11, 2017

PD: Wanted Modesto child molester killed in Arizona crash

5-11-17 Arizona:

Kevin Robertson led officers on high-speed chase in Arizona, police say

KINGMAN, Ariz. (KCRA) — A Modesto man who was wanted on child molestation charges was killed after he led police in Arizona on a high-speed chase and crashed into a pole, police said Thursday.

Modesto police issued an alert on Tuesday in search of Kevin Marcus Robertson, 37, who molested a child under the age of 10 who lived with him, according to the police department.

Robertson left his home in southeast Modesto before officers arrived Tuesday morning and was last seen escaping officers in the Madera area, police said.

Modesto police contacted the Kingman Police Department about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday because they had information that Robertson was in the Kingman area.

Robertson was reportedly despondent, suicidal and believed to be armed with a handgun, police said.

Soon after, a Kingman police officer saw Robertson in his vehicle in a parking lot on East Andy Devine Avenue.

Robertson refused to obey the office's commands and drove off, leading officers on a chase of up to 95 mph before he crashed into a visitor sign post, according to the Kingman Police Department.

Robertson was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown if Robertson crashed intentionally, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety was investigating the crash.

The road was closed for about 10 hours during the investigation.

No additional details were released. ..Source. by Sarah Heise

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