Two men arrested in conjunction with drive-by shooting Oct. 1 in Apache Junction

Jason Straub, left, and Jozsef Szabo have been arrested in connection with a non-fatal drive-by shooting that took place Oct. 1 in Apache Junction.

Jason Straub, left, and Jozsef Szabo have been arrested in connection with a non-fatal drive-by shooting that took place Oct. 1 in Apache Junction.

Two men have been arrested in conjunction with a non-fatal drive-by shooting that took place shortly before 11 a.m. Oct. 1 in Apache Junction.
Jason Straub, 44, of Apache Junction and Jozsef Szabo, 48, of Mesa were arrested by the Apache Junction Police Department, according to a press release issued by the police department. Mr. Straub was charged with endangerment/domestic violence and reckless driving, according to the release. Mr. Szabo was charged with aggravated assault/domestic violence, according to the release.
Both men were transported to the Pinal County Detention Center in Florence, according to the release.
At 10:48 a.m. that day, police officers responded to a call about a possible drive-by shooting in the area of Lost Dutchman Boulevard and Delaware Road. They encountered two vehicles, which they stopped — a white 2000 Chevrolet van driven by Mr. Szabo and his female passenger, Kellie Straub of Mesa, and a silver 2014 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Mr. Straub, according to the release.
During interviews, police learned Ms. Straub and Mr. Szabo had just left court where an order of protection against Mr. Straub was issued, according to the release.
Kellie Straub is married to Jason Straub; Mr. Szabo is Mrs. Straub’s ex-husband, Detective Sgt. Paul Newman of the AJPD said during a phone interview Oct. 8.
According to the police documents, Mr. Straub began chasing the occupants of the van, attempting to run the van off the road. While driving, Mr. Szabo fired several rounds from a Walther P22 handgun out the passenger window striking the pickup numerous times, according to the release.
During the pursuit between these two vehicles, an AJPD motor officer witnessed the pickup completing a high-speed U-turn directly in front of the officer, according to the release. The officer was able to avoid a collision in what appeared to be an attempt by Mr. Straub to ram the van, according to the release.
The case has been sent to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to review, according to the release.

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