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Man arrested after allegedly ramming police vehicle, fleeing scene in Picture Rocks

Man arrested after allegedly ramming police vehicle, fleeing scene in Picture Rocks

Officials have detained the man they considered armed and dangerous in the Picture Rocks area Thursday afternoon.

According to Marana Police spokesman Sgt. Chriswell Scott, Kyle Montgomery, 25, was allegedly involved in a car chase after intentionally ramming a Marana Police vehicle.

Shortly after 10 a.m., Marana police assisted the Pima County Sheriff's Department with a mental health-related call near West Picture Rocks and North Sandario roads. The call involved a woman who was in a car with Montgomery, according to a news release from Marana police.

When officers arrived, the woman fled on foot and was detained, the release says. 

Montgomery allegedly fled in the car and struck a Marana patrol car in the process. The officer was not injured.

During the officers' pursuit of the car, Montgomery pointed a firearm out the window at the officers and a citizen on the road, the release says. His car eventually crashed into a fence near West Ina Road and North Featherstone Trail and Montgomery fled the scene on foot.

PCSD officials alerted the public that Montgomery was armed and dangerous. Multiple agencies searched the area for several hours Thursday.

Montgomery was detained shortly before 5:15 p.m. near East Prince Road and North Stone Avenue after a short pursuit on foot, police say.

He was booked into the Pima County jail and is facing charges that include aggravated assault, unlawful flight from law enforcement and being a prohibited possessor. Court records show that Montgomery previously spent time in prison for burglary charges.

Anyone with further information about the incident can call 911 or 88-CRIME, the anonymous tipster line. 

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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