Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427


7:25 PM, March 9, 2014

Sexual Assault Suspect


Location of Incident: 3500 block of West 8th Street - Yuma, AZ

At approximately 6:00 p.m., Investigators with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office located the suspect in the 100 block of east 24th Place.  He was transported to the Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and ultimately arrested and booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center for attempted homicide by strangulation per DV, kidnapping per DV, aggravated assault per DV and sexual assault per DV.

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, at approximately 6:20 a.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3500 block of west 8th Street in reference to a possible sexual assault on an adult female victim. Upon arrival, the victim told deputies that her ex-boyfriend had given her a ride home from a party. When they arrived at her home, an argument ensued between the victim and the suspect.  The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim.

Suspect:  John Alexander Rood III, 27 years old, 5’09 tall, 178 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair of Yuma.

John A. Rood, III

Vehicle: Red newer model Nissan truck

Suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Rood is asked to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office or Investigator Guerra at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala, PIO