Arizona Man Flags Down Police Officer In Middle Of Highway And Confesses To Murder

A 52-year-old man in Arizona flagged down a police car in the middle of the highway at 1am to confess to first-degree murder.

Jay Albert Stevens, 52, has been charged with first-degree murder
Jay Albert Stevens, 52, has been charged with first-degree murder

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 52-year-old Jay Albert Stevens flagged down a deputy sheriff in the middle of a highway in southern Arizona at 1am on Thursday morning to confess to first-degree murder.


Stevens told the deputy that he had shot and killed a 61-year-old man before leading the officer to the location of the dead body.


The Sheriff's Office issued a statement on Facebook saying: "On Thursday, September 8, at approximately 1:00 am, a Cochise County Sheriff's Deputy observed a male subject in the middle of the roadway on Central Highway and Sage Lane near McNeal.



"The male subject waived down the deputy and when the male subject was asked if he was alright, the male subject said he had just shot and killed someone.


"Upon getting additional details from the male subject, he indicated that he did not have the address of where the incident occurred but he was able to lead deputies to a residence where a 61-year-old man was found deceased."


The Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the murder. Stevens is being held in the Cochise County Jail and has been charged with first-degree murder.


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