YCSO seeks fugitive

YCSO seeks fugitive that could be armed and dangerous, offering $500 reward


VERDE VALLEY – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) is seeking a wanted fugitive, who they believe is armed and dangerous and is known to frequent the Cottonwood, Cornville, Bridgeport and Camp Verde area.

Seth Backus is wanted on a probation violation warrant out of Gila County, and on four additional warrants out of Yavapai County for burglary, felony theft and misconduct involving weapons from an incident that occurred in September 2018, according to YCSO.

Pictured: Fugitive Seth Backus, who YCSO is seeking for several warrants.  (Photos courtesy of YCSO)

Allegedly he is also wanted on an aggravated assault charge where he injured a Yavapai County Detention Sergeant’s hand while fighting with detention staff that happened in December 2018.

“Backus has stated he will not be taken back into custody and he is known to carry firearms,” stated a YCSO press release. “If you see Backus, do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous.  Notify law enforcement.”

Backus is being described as a 30-year-old white make that is six-feet and one-inch tall and 230 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes and tattoos on his head that appear to be horns.

Pictures of Backus’ tattoos

If you provide information leading to his arrest you could be eligible for a $500 reward. All tips are anonymous and you never have to give your name.

Call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit at tip at YavapaiSW.com.