Coolidge schools on lockdown as police search for armed and dangerous fugitive

Sep 14, 2023, 1:38 PM | Updated: Sep 16, 2023, 11:48 am

Mugshot of Donald Hill, who is wanted on five counts each of kidnapping and aggravated assault. The...

The search for Donald Hill, who is wanted on five counts each of kidnapping and aggravated assault, prompted lockdowns of all schools in Coolidge, Arizona, on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. (U.S. Marshals Service Photo)

(U.S. Marshals Service Photo)

PHOENIX — Schools in a city about an hour southeast of metro Phoenix were on lockdown Thursday for about two hours as authorities searched for an armed and dangerous fugitive.

Coolidge schools were placed on the lockdown around 12:15 p.m. and lifted around 2:10 p.m., according to the Coolidge Police Department.

The schools were released at normal hours.

The public was asked to avoid the areas west of 10th Place and Vah Ki Inn Road and no entrance was being granted to Seasons at the Village neighborhood.

Who is the fugitive that caused lockdowns in Coolidge?

The suspect was identified by the U.S. Marshals Service as 45-year-old Donald Hill, who is wanted by Pinal County on five counts each of kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Hill is 6 feet tall and weighs around 155 pounds. He is bald and has brown eyes and head and neck tattoos.

Anybody with information about the case was asked to call the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED-2 or Coolidge Police Department at 520-723-5311 or use the the Marshals’ online tip line.

Coolidge is located about 60 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix in Pinal County.

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Coolidge schools on lockdown as police search for armed and dangerous fugitive