Home Invasion, Standoff Suspect Arrested After Crash

Harvey Henry Duson arrested after crash in Arizona

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 5:56 PM PDT
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Harvey Henry Duson, 45, is wanted by San Diego police officers in connection with the Jan. 11 robbery and beating of Harry Mathis. Two other suspects are connected to the invasion and assault.

Harvey Henry Duson, 45, is wanted by San Diego police officers in connection with the Jan. 11 robbery and beating of Harry Mathis. Two other suspects are connected to the invasion and assault.

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The arrest of one San Diego man started with a brutal home invasion, turned into a 2-hour standoff with police, and finally ended with a crash.

Harvey Henry Duson, 45, is wanted by San Diego police officers in connection with the Jan. 11 robbery and beating of Harry Mathis. Two other suspects are connected to the invasion and assault.

Duson was also the target of a police standoff that slowed traffic on a major San Diego area highway late Tuesday. Officers believed he was inside the car, but after two hours of the standoff, they determined he was not inside. He was also recently released from 16 years in prison.

Detectives continued an extensive search for Duson after identifying him Tuesday afternoon.

He was finally arrested in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon, just a few miles from the Nevada state border, according to the Arizona Highway Patrol. 

He was pulled over for speeding near the Utal and Arizona border. When an officer tried to arrest him, he took off. Officers in Arizona chased Duson for about 25 minutes at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour before putting stop sticks on the road to end the chase.

Duson veered to miss the sticks, but the quick movement caused his vehicle to skid and roll three times. It stopped after hitting a guardrail.

Officers drew weapons as they approached his vehicle, but then discovered he was trapped. Emergency crews pulled him from the car with jaws of life.

He was transported to a hospital in Mesquite. As of Thursday morning, he was transported again to a hospital in Las Vegas with minor injuries. A spokesperson with the hospital said he is in fair condition as of about 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

Duson was charged with unlawful flight from law enforcement, endangerment and three counts of felony criminal damage.

Investigators are hopeful that his arrest will help them find the other two suspects in the Mathis home invasion case.

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