ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE FOLLOWS- Several tips as to the whereabouts of Prevatt lead Northern Investigations detectives to a home in the 7200 block of Pueblo Avenue in Prescott Valley this morning. With assistance from a US Marshalls Office team out of Flagstaff, K9 deputies and Prescott Valley Police Officers, the property was contained and a consent search of the home was underway. During the search, 20-year-old Juliann Strickland was found hiding inside a laundry room behind a washer/dryer after more than 10 minutes of announcements directing anyone inside to exit. Inside the garage, detectives noticed an attic access panel with fresh fingerprints. Strickland maintained Prevatt was not in the attic after being asked several times obviously hoping Prevatt would not be discovered, thus hindering the investigation.
Detectives attempted to contact Prevatt and there was no immediate response. When options to obtain his cooperation were shared (dog, gas), Prevatt made himself known and eventually surrendered.
Prevatt was booked on the parole violation warrant. He is also awaiting charges on multiple felonies resulting from the collision incident. Strickland, who is on active probation, was booked for Hindering Prosecution, a felony, and later released pending court.
20-year-old Juliann Strickland
The Sheriff’s Office thanks the community for the numerous phone calls regarding this fugitive. We are also indebted to the work of the Flagstaff US Marshall team as their assistance was invaluable.
Previous Report: May 9, 2020
Suspect Wanted for fleeing the scene of a collision- Minors endangered/Injured- Suspect also being sought on a Parole Violation Warrant, Reward Offered
On May 5, 2020, just after 2 AM, 23-year-old Grant Prevatt from Chino Valley committed Criminal Damage, Endangerment (3 counts), Reckless Driving, and Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury after rolling a truck he was driving, in the 24800 block of N Mitchell Lane, Paulden.
Prevatt is also wanted by the Arizona Department of Corrections for parole violations. A fugitive parole warrant has been issued.
At the indicated date and time, YCSO deputies were dispatched to a truck rollover on N Mitchell Lane in Paulden. Upon arrival in the area, a 16-year-old girl approached deputies saying her friend was injured and needed help. The victims had been given a ride from the crash site back to their car by a Good Samaritan. Inside that vehicle, Deputies saw another 16-year-old girl laying across the seat, bleeding and possibly having a seizure. Another 15-year-old girl, also a passenger, was present. While EMS personnel treated the trio of victims, deputies learned the driver of the truck, Grant Prevatt, fled the scene following the collision.
The victims indicated that earlier they met at a house in Paulden and got into a truck driven by Prevatt with another male adult passenger. Prevatt drove the truck in an erratic fashion, ‘fishtailing,’ etc., when the truck slid sideways and rolled. The teen who sustained serious injuries was not wearing a seat belt.
After the collision, Prevatt kicked out the windshield and told them he was a felon and needed to run away. A good Samaritan saw the wreck and stopped to give aid and drove the girls back to their car as they were intending to go to the hospital. That is the time deputies and fire personnel arrived.
Deputies eventually located the truck and the adult passenger, a friend of Prevatt, who also confirmed Prevatt was the driver. The male passenger was complaining of chest pain and transported to the hospital.
Deputies contacted the injured teen at the hospital. She was in stable condition at that time.
If anyone has information on Prevatt’s whereabouts, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Your anonymous tip may also be submitted online at www.yavapaisw.com. A $350 cash reward is being offered if the tip leads to an arrest. Those with information may also contact YCSO Detective Deron Franklin at 928-777-7272.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov