Police arrest 3 for paintball attacks

In the late afternoon on May 29, the Winslow Police Department Communications Center received a call from a male individual who reported being shot with a paintball gun.-- Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of W. Third Street to investigate.--

Officers located three victims, all reporting being shot.--The victims gave police a detailed description of the suspects and the vehicle they were driving at the time.--

A short time later, officers located the vehicle and three individuals fitting the description provided.--During the ensuing investigation, a paintball gun and two slingshots were recovered.--All three suspects were detained for further investigation.--

As a result of this investigation, 18-year-old Derick Ben Thompson was booked into the Navajo County Jail in Holbrook on multiple charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.--

The remaining two suspects are juveniles.--They were referred to the Navajo County Superior Court for the same offenses.--All charges are felony offenses.

The Winslow Police Department has reason to believe that there are other victims who have not come forward or identified.--If you have any additional information regarding this incident, are a victim, or know someone who was victimized in the same manner as the three described here, call the Winslow Police Department at 289-2431 or contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 289-3516, 289-1443, 289-1445 or 289-1456.


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