COOLIDGE — A Coolidge man is facing charges after he allegedly led police on a car chase through the city.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Corey E. Harris, 27, is charged with unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle and endangerment.

At 11 a.m. on Dec. 27, a Coolidge Police officer spotted a black Chevrolet Tahoe driving north on Arizona Boulevard and cross into the turn lane and then back into the travel lane. The officer turned around to further observe the driver, later identified as Harris, and noticed the vehicle turn east on Lindbergh Avenue and fail to stop for a stop sign at Lindbergh and Fourth Street. The driver continued down Lindbergh Avenue and failed to stop for a second stop sign at Main Street.

The driver then turned north onto Main Street. The officer observed the vehicle swerve several times into oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed through a residential area.

The driver also failed to stop for a stop sign at Vah Ki Inn Road and continued to speed through another residential area toward Attaway Road, where he failed to stop for another stop sign.

The driver then left the pavement and started taking dirt roads and driving along canal banks. He eventually stopped the vehicle on a canal bank east of Valley Farms Road and north of Coolidge Avenue.

Harris then allegedly left the vehicle and took off running through a canal and a cotton field. He was taken into custody by another officer one field away from where he stopped the vehicle.

The passenger in the vehicle complained of back pain and was treated at the scene.

Officer found that Harris was wanted on four outstanding warrants from Eloy Justice Court and Coolidge Municipal Court.

A search of the vehicle before it was towed revealed a marijuana cigarette on the front floorboard.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at