Suspect arrested for felony flight and seven counts of endangerment | Crime
Sierra Vista Police arrest a man after stopping high speed pursuit of vehicle, for safety reasons.
The incident occurred late in the evening on December 2, after a SVPD officer noticed a red Mustang speeding near Denman Ave. and Second Street.
After making a U-turn and following the Mustang, the officer noticed the driver failed to stop at a stop sign near North Railroad and Canyon Drive. After failing to stop the car ran into the Village Apartments located nearby. The officer followed the vehicle to the apartment complex, but the vehicle quickly backed out of the building and sped off.
Due to the high speed of the chase, SVPD called off the pursuit for safety reasons.
SVPD investigated who the registered owner of the vehicle was and determined that Robert James Schottenbauer, a 23-year-old resident of Sierra Vista, had been the driver of the vehicle during the high speed chase.
According to SVPD they made contact with Schottenbauer and arrested him on the following charges:
Felony Flight, Hit and Run, Driving on a Suspended License, Criminal Damage, Reckless Driving and seven counts of Endangerment for the individuals who were in the adjacent apartments of the complex he entered.
Schottenbauer is currently booked into the jail at the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department.