A Modesto, California man named in an arrest warrant for child molestation died during a high speed police pursuit in Kingman Wednesday, May 10. Deputy Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper said Modesto authorities contacted the KPD about 9:30 p.m. indicating that Kevin Marcus Robertson, 37, was in the Kingman area.
“It was reported that Robertson was despondent, suicidal and believed to be armed with a handgun,” Cooper said. He said an officer located the suspect vehicle shortly after the Modesto call and that Robertson sped away during at attempted traffic stop on E. Andy Devine Avenue.
“Robertson’s vehicle reached speeds in excess of 95 mph,” Cooper said. “Upon entering the 100 block of E. Andy Devine, Robertson’s vehicle struck the Power House Visitor Center sign post.”
Robertson was dead at the scene. The Department of Public Safety is handling an independent investigation of the deadly pursuit.