By Ryan Lewallen, County 17
A Gillette man wanted on charges consisting of kidnapping, aggravated assault and battery, and false imprisonment was found and arrested earlier this week, Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson said Tuesday.
Landon Hayes, 36, who is also known by the alias Jonathan Carl Anderson, was located in the parking lot at Walgreens March 29, following an anonymous tip from a resident who recognized him, according to Wasson.
Hayes has been sought after on charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident Feb. 20 during which he reportedly attacked a woman, dragged her by the hair and threatened several times to kill her, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case.
Prosecutors allege Hayes confronted the woman in her bedroom shortly after 9 p.m. that Saturday, accusing her of calling the police to a residence moments before the assault took place and began throwing items in agitation.
He took the woman’s phone away when she attempted to contact police, saying he would give her 30 minutes to “get out of here,” according to the affidavit, which further states Hayes ripped a travel bag off the woman’s shoulder when she tried to leave, pulling her to the ground.
Another resident attempted to intervene as the woman fled the room, but was threatened by Hayes not to interfere, the affidavit states. Hayes told the resident “I’m going to [f—-] kill her. I’m going to kick her and I’m going to [f—-] kill her.”
Hayes allegedly grabbed the woman by the hair as she attempted to flee, dragged her into the kitchen, and armed himself with a knife, according to the affidavit, which adds that Hayes proceeded to kick the woman on the ground several times.
“I’m going to bury you,” Hayes reportedly told her, the affidavit states, making several more threats that he was going to cut off her hair and kill her.
The woman reported that she was in fear of her life from the moment Hayes confronted her in the bedroom to the point she was dragged by her hair into the kitchen.
A child resident attempted to shield the woman from Hayes, which she believes is the reason Hayes released her and departed the residence, throwing the knife over a fence in the back yard, according to the affidavit, which was later recovered by police.
Hayes, who has a track record of violent crimes occurring outside of Campbell County in Arizona, was arraigned before Circuit Court Judge Paul Phillips March 30 on two counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault and battery, domestic battery and false imprisonment.
He was granted a $100,000 cash or surety bond and remains confined within the Campbell County Detention Center as of March 31, per Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.
His preliminary trial is set for April 7.