Police say the suspect evaded police on foot and on the road, and along the way police say he injured innocent residents.
This is how the four-hour suspect pursuit through the north and west valley finally ended. The suspect crashed a stolen blue truck into a pole. Moments before police say the suspect crashed into this red SUV, sending the SUV's passenger to the hospital.
"We actually drove across the road right before the truck came zooming down," said Milton Buker, who witnessed some of the chaos. "We came back on the road after it had already hit the vehicle into pole barely missed it on both ends."
It all started around 7:45am, when the suspect's brother reported that the suspect was driving a stolen truck and making physical threats.
The suspect dodged police through Peoria...Glendale...Phoenix...and Avondale. At one point, police say the suspect ditched the stolen truck and ran through a neighborhood trying to kick in doors. Police say the suspect even got in a physical fight with a homeowner, leaving her with cuts and bruises.
Investigators say the suspect then stole a second truck and headed to Avondale where he crashed into a pole before running into a nearby Autozone.
Police say that's when the chase was nearly over. The suspect broke into a nearby home in Goodyear where a Phoenix Police helicopter cornered the man, now identified as 26-year-old Donald Rauh. Police ordered him to the ground and took him into custody.
"The helicopter was right on top of everything, police had everyone directed out of the area pretty quickly," says Buker. "It was impressive."
Police say Rauh passed out during the arrest and had to be taken to the hospital, but he is in stable condition. Police also say the suspect ditched his gun during the pursuit, and at this hour, detectives are trying to locate the weapon.
Rauh faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault and armed robbery.