Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman Wednesday after she fled police and was tased. Deputies arrested Jessica Nodal in Yarnell after they were tipped off she was in the area at around 4:30 p.m. Nodal had two warrants for her arrest, one in California and one in Arizona. After a search, she was found on Shrine Road by a patrol supervisor. When the supervisor attempted to arrest her, she took off while yelling “I have a gun” several times. The supervisor found her hiding in a bush and told her to make herself scene. She resisted, so a deputy arrived and tased Nodal. She was taken into custody and no weapons were found. Nodal had dropped a backpack during the foot pursuit. Inside was more than a gram of meth and a number of oxycodone pills. She was booked on the warrants and on drug charges. Deputies are also investigating Nodal’s involvement in criminal activity in Yarnell. If anyone has information that could aid investigators in this case, contact Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip online at yavapaisw.com.
May 07 2021