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Man Arrested After A Four Hour Standoff With Authorities Thursday In Ash Fork

Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a standoff with a man in the Ash Fork area Thursday. A deputy conducted a welfare check on the driver of a red truck parked on Route 66 at around 8:30 a.m. As the deputy approached the truck, the driver sped away as a DPS trooper arrived to assist. The trooper began following the truck east on Route 66 with speeds reaching in excess of 85 miles per hour. Eventually the trooper positioned himself in front of the truck, blocking the its entry onto Interstate-40. At this time the driver, 35-year-old Cody Stangl, called 911 saying he was armed and was going to take his life. After a records check, authorities were informed Stangl had two active felony warrants out of Maricopa County. The YCSO SWAT team was brought in, along with an armored vehicle. After extensive dialogue with Cody, he surrendered about four hours later. There were no injuries. Deputies found a loaded firearm inside the truck, along with meth, several fraudulent driver’s licenses and a credit card reader. Stangl was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on the warrants, along with charges connected to the incident.