Arizona man sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2016 high-speed chase in Phoenix

Feb 24, 2017, 4:24 AM

PHOENIX — A southern Arizona man who was accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase cross the Valley last year was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday.

Joshua Monigold (Photo: Marana Police Department)

Joshua Michael Monigold was sentenced by Maricopa County Superior Court officials after pleading guilty to theft of means of transportation, robbery, unlawful flight and criminal damage.

Monigold, who is from the southern Arizona city of Marana, was arrested on March 24 of last year after stealing a large white truck and driving southbound toward Tucson.

At one point, the 32-year-old man caused a fight with a motorcyclist after trying to carjack him near the U.S. 60 and Dobson Road in Mesa.

He led police on a chase through Chandler and Gilbert, causing major delays on both east-and westbound Interstate 10 before hitting a median and rolling over on the highway near Riggs Road.

Monigold has been in prison five times since 2003 on drug and weapons charges and authorities believe he was also wanted in connection with a March 19 hit-and-run in Marana.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Arizona man sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2016 high-speed chase in Phoenix