At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.People tend to look pretty glum in mugshots. This week, we only picked mugsho ... More >>
At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.This week, our alleged offenders just don't give a damn. Enjoy.
Peoria resident Bryan Teague has been sentenced to a week in federal prison and two years' supervised probation for starting the August 2012 Mistake Peak Fire in the Tonto National Forest. Still uncertain is whether he'll have to pay nearly half a million dollars in firefighting costs.
Kelly Wasko, one of several Valley women recently arrested for a cancer-faking scheme, will be spending some time in prison.Wasko, a 41-year-old Gilbert resident, was sentenced this morning to 18 months in prison for collecting donations through Facebook to treat her fake cancer.See also:-Kelly Wask ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says today that mercy killing, or euthanasia, "is not an excuse for murder," as 86-year-old George Sanders was sentenced today on a manslaughter charge for fatally shooting his wife.Apparently, Montgomery finds two years of unsupervised probation an acceptabl ... More >>
Three members of an Iraqi family living in Phoenix have been sentenced to probation for their various roles in the abuse of a fellow family member who refused an arranged marriage.Yusra Farhan, 50, pleaded guilty last month to unlawful imprisonment, and Mohammed Altameemi, 45, pleaded guilty to diso ... More >>
Jeffrey Higgins, a now-former detention officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, was sentenced to probation for a January incident in which Higgins pointed a loaded handgun at his 19-year-old son.According to court documents previously obtained by New Times, Higgins pointed the gun at his ... More >>
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See also: Michael Salman wants work release See also: Michael Salman wants to build a church in his backyard See also: Michael Salman Is Not in Jail for Having Bible Studies in His HomePastor/ex-gang member Michael Salman's trying everything in the book to get out of Tent City after his 67 misdemean ... More >>
Steven Saldana took a plea agreement that sends him to prison for a little more than two years, stemming from the case of the 4-month-old baby found with a cigarette burn, 14 broken bones, and bruising all over her body.Angelica Jimenez -- the Chandler woman who was designated by Child Protective Se ... More >>
It appears the Arizona Department of Corrections has two suicides on its hands -- and they happened within 24 hours of each other.The DOC announced this morning that inmate Karot Phothong, 37, was found unresponsive in his cell at the ASPC-Florence on Saturday. DOC spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says i ... More >>
A Tempe man who left his 11-month-old son in a running bathtub last year was in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning where he was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years probation.Jason Achondo, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse in November.Achondo and his baby-mama, 23 ... More >>
"Buffalo" William WillisRemember last year when a guy was arrested after Glendale police found what appeared to be the beginning stages of an underground, Silence of the Lambs-esque sex-dungeon being built in his back yard? Well, he's going to prison...for a long time.William Willis, 46, pleaded ... More >>
MCSORachel Brock, daughter of County Supervisor Fulton Brock, was sentenced this morning to 10 years probation for sexually abusing a teen boy on multiple occasions.Rachel Brock, the daughter of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, was in court this morning, where she was sentenced to 10 year ... More >>
Image: Huffington PostJoe MillerMaybe one reason marijuana prohibition is still in effect is this:Law officers face being fired merely for stating publicly their views on legalization.That was the case for Joe Miller, a former Mohave County probation officer whose supervisors terminated him after ... More >>
MCSO Former MCSO Detention Officer Kevin Gerster is now MCSO inmate Kevin Gerster.Former Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer Kevin Gerster is heading back to jail -- only this time as an inmate.Gerster initially was charged with five counts of aggravated assault for beating up  ... More >>
New TimesJames Arthur Ray, the Oprah-approved snakeoil salesman responsible for the deaths of three people, is set to be sentenced next month after getting convicted of three counts of negligent homicide -- and he doesn't think he belongs in prison.Ray considers himself a self-help guru -- the th ... More >>
Image: MCSO's Mugshot of the DayThe mugshot of Jeffery Hendershott, son of former MCSO chief deputy David Hendershott, is getting lots of votes. But someone out there is pulling hard for Carla Atkins to win...Jeffery Hendershott, who was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and DUI two days ago, ... More >>
"Buffalo" William WillisCall off the dogs...Glendale's infamous/alleged Tunnel-Digging/Cross-Dressing Kiddy-Porn Connoisseur, "Buffalo" William Willis, has been located and taken into custody.Willis' ankle monitor, which he was ordered to wear as his kiddy-porn case works its way through the cour ... More >>
Amanda Williamson and Aaron Homer think they're vampires -- only they're not.The Chandler man convicted of stabbing his roommate with the hopes of sucking his blood as part of a "vampire" ritual has been sentenced to three years probation.Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville spar ... More >>
Amanda Williamson and Aaron Homer. We'll let you decide which "vampire" is which.A Chandler man accused of a vampire-related aggravated assault pleaded not guilty in a Maricopa County Superior Court yesterday.Buckle up -- this is a weird one.According to court documents obtained by New Times, the ... More >>
MCSODMX is running out of fingers on which to count the number of times he's been arrested in Maricopa County.UPDATE (3:31 p.m.): We obtained court documents that show DMX's probation violation was the result of cocaine use, not only failing to check in with his probation officer, as stated in th ... More >>
Christina Muniz, a.k.a. "the worst mother ever."A Surprise woman, who punched her 11-year-old son in the stomach in front of police -- all while telling the boy how she didn't want him anymore -- was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning.Christina Muniz, 29, was sentenced to th ... More >>
Mathew James NobleA Prescott man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sending naked pictures of himself to a 13-year-old girl.Mathew James Noble, 27, accepted a plea deal that dropped more serious charges against him, but he pled guilty to attempted aggravated luring of a mino ... More >>
Corrina DavisThe Mesa mom convicted of child abuse for leaving her 2-year-old son locked in a closet has been sentenced to probation by a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge this morning.Corrina Davis was arrested back in January after a Mesa constable served an eviction notice at her apartment. ... More >>
Amanda Williamson and Aaron Homer. Still not entirely sure which "vampire" is which.Last week, we told you about a couple of Chandler residents, who happen to think they're vampires. How do we know this? Because one of them allegedly stabbed their roommate when he wouldn't let them suck his blood ... More >>
John Whiting was a busy man in his 30 years on the run -- criminally speaking, that is.John Whiting, the Maricopa County fugitive arrested Tuesday after being on the run for nearly 30 years, was pretty busy in the three decades he was being sought by authorities. During his time as a fugitive, Wh ... More >>
Dr. Michael Brown and "daddy's baby girl."You may be familiar with Dr. Michael Brown, the founder of the Brown Hand Center. He's the Houston-based doctor who runs that god-awful ad here in Phoenix featuring him, his way-too-hot-for-him wife, and his five kids. The ad ends with his young daughter ... More >>
www.contactmusic.comDMXRapper DMX, fresh off completely a four-month jail sentence in Maricopa County, is headed back to the clink. "X's" latest stop on his tour of southwestern slammers: Los Angeles.The legally challenged rapper has 90 days to turn himself in to authorities to begin serving time ... More >>
Kerby YoungHaving pictures of your nude, female neighbor isn't the strangest thing in the world -- assuming she gave them to you. However, when you get the images by sneakin' around outside her bathroom window with a camera -- without her knowing -- not only is it super-creepy, it's also super-il ... More >>
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www.njit.eduThe photog who went a round with Mike Tyson at LAX on Wednesday says he never touched the former heavyweight champ. Tony Echevarria claims he was merely asking Tyson questions, when Iron Mike snapped and started beating him, breaking his camera and ultimately sending him ... More >>
Rapper DMX, who's serving 90 days in jail for animal abuse and theft, faces an assault charge following a tiff with a jail guard -- a legal problem that could send him to prison. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was first put in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tent City jail after his ... More >>
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Maricopa County's Initial Appearance Court plods on through the wee hours