Sat, Dec. 07

Rimrock kidnapping and gunfire prompts three arrests

Damian Hall

Damian Hall

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Yavapai Sheriff's deputies were called to gunfire and a reported vehicle vandalism in Rimrock. Cops were told that the suspects were driving a silver-colored Chevy S-10 pickup. Deputies located the truck on Beaver Creek Road with two shotguns inside. The driver, 18-year-old Scott Dorrington of Rimrock, told deputies he was with his girlfriend at a home on Javalina Trail when he heard a loud "boom," He discovered that the back window of his friend's vehicle had been shot out and recognized the suspect vehicle as owned by Damian Hall, 18, also of Rimrock.

Dorrington told his friend, 20-year old Tim Anduiza of Camp Verde, that he thought Hall shot out the friend's window and the two of them went looking for Hall.

During the investigation, deputies were also to Valley Vista Drive, where Hall lives, to meet with an assault victim. The deputies were told that Anduiza had been to the home to confront Hall, but he wasn't home. Instead, Anduiza spoke with Hall's 15-year-old friend and allegedly forced him into a vehicle at gunpoint. Anduiza and Dorrington then demanded the victim direct them to Hall's girlfriend's home on Rimrock Drive. As they drove away, Hall was spotted in a vehicle, chased by Anduiza and Dorrington, and threatened with a shotgun. Hall got away. Anduiza and Dorrington later found Hall's unoccupied car on Rimrock Drive and smashed out one of the windows, according to the report. The kidnap victim was eventually released and not injured.

Deputies finally found Hall at his girlfriend's home on Rimrock Drive. A window in Hall's vehicle had been smashed. Hall admitted being confronted by Anduiza and Dorrington earlier while they were armed with a shotgun. He was able to escape in a vehicle and hide out until contacted by YCSO. It was determined Hall vandalized Anduiza's car by shooting out the window with a firearm and the gun was recovered during Hall's arrest.

Anduiza and Dorrington were arrested and charged with kidnapping Hall's 15-year-old friend and also charged with prohibited possession of a weapon and drug paraphernalia possession. Anduiza was also charged with defacing property.

Hall was arrested and charged with several counts of aggravated assault and endangerment, a drive-by shooting violation and discharging a firearm towards a structure.

All were booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center. The YCSO Criminal Investigations Section continues the investigation and attempting to discern motives.

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