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News Release:Man Booked on Two Counts of Attempted Homicide, Second Degree

June 1, 2016

 Valle, AZ – 67-year-old Larry Thomas McGowan was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility today on two counts of attempted homicide.

On Friday, May 27 around 5:15 pm the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic assault in progress at a residence in Valle, AZ. The suspect left the residence on foot prior to arrival of the deputies.

The victim sustained multiple injuries from being struck with a baseball bat, and she was air lifted to Flagstaff Medical Center. The victim reported that in defense she fired two shots at the suspect. It was later determined that neither shot hit the suspect. An additional witness / victim also sustained injuries during an attempt to report the crime.

Deputies and a K9 Unit searched for the suspect for approximately two hours on the evening of the incident. They tracked him to a location approximated 1/2 – 1/4 mile from the residence. When they located him, the suspect had several stab wounds which are still under investigation. He was air lifted to Flagstaff Medical Center for his injuries.

This case is currently under continued investigation.