January 4, 2023
On January, 6, 2023 detectives with Prescott Valley Police's Drug Enforcement Unit located Hauser in Prescott. With the assistance of the Prescott Police's SWAT unit. Hauser was taken into custody.
***CATCH 22 DAY 4 –Ryan James Hauser***
It’s Day 4 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ CATCH 22 Program. The Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) are asking for your help in locating fugitive Ryan James Hauser.
On November 29 of this year, a Yavapai County K-9 Deputy along with PANT Detectives located the suspected drug trafficker driving a pickup truck northbound on State Route 69 near Dewey. After multiple traffic infractions, a deputy attempted a traffic stop.
Hauser responded to the deputy’s attempt to pull him over, by slowly accelerating and refusing to pull over for several miles. He reached speeds of up to 90 miles per hour during the chase. Hauser then made a U-turn on Highway 69 and drove southbound. He pulled off to the right and smashed through a Bureau of Land Management gate before deputies lost sight of him. The truck was later located disabled at the bottom of a wash 6 miles from the highway. Hauser had fled the scene. Fentanyl, meth, and drug paraphernalia were located inside the truck.
Hauser now has a warrant for his arrest with a $35,000 bond for 2 counts of Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Damage.
Hauser is described as a 34-year-old white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 165 pounds with blond hair and hazel eyes. His last known address was in the 100 block of South Virginia Street in Prescott, but also has ties to the St. Johns area in Apache County, Arizona.