APACHE JUNCTION — A 28-year-old Mesa man was arrested April 18 by Apache Junction police after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into his fiancée’s car on purpose while she was transporting their 1-year-old child.

According to an Apache Junction Police report, Corey Crabbs physically forced his fiancée and their 1-year-old child to flee her aunt’s house in Apache Junction. She was driving away from the house at 4:32 a.m. and Crabbs was following her, according to court records.

“Crabbs rams his vehicle into hers, causing damage to both vehicles. Once her vehicle was stopped, he physically forced her and their one-year-old child to get into his vehicle. Crabbs drives at a high rate of speed hitting and punching her and threatening to kill her,” court records state.

A probable cause statement reports that Crabb then took the woman and child to Mesa and dropped them off, returning to her car in Apache Junction.

Police were alerted and stopped Crabbs at South Lawther Drive and West 16th Avenue in Apache Junction shortly before 6 a.m.

Police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on him when he was arrested.

He is charged with domestic violence aggravated assault, child abuse and threats. He has been released after posting a $5,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in Pinal County Superior Court Friday.


Jim Headley is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and justice around Pinal County. He can be reached at jheadley@pinalcentral.com.