Jeffery Hendershott in Close Race With Probation Violator for Sheriff Arpaio's Mugshot of the Day Contest

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Jeffery Hendershott, who was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and DUI two days ago, is in a close race with an alleged probation violator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Mugshot of the Day contest.

Someone out there seems to really want Carla Atkins, a 43-year-old blonde, to win. She's been staying ahead of the son of Arpaio's former chief deputy, David Hendershott, all day. But it's somewhat of a horse race on the "M.O.D. Leader Board" as these two go nearly neck-and-neck.

Click here to access Arpaio's site and cast your vote for the best of the accused.

We noticed again today that typing in Hendershott's name in the mugshot search field still doesn't bring up his mugshot, even though every other top contender for best mug is easily found with a name search. That's a heck of a coincidence, if it's a computer glitch.

Apart from all the mugshot fun, the Arizona Republic posted an update late last night on the arrest of Hendershott. Police say Hendershott ran a red light before striking another vehicle, then fled the scene. He had prescription drugs on him when police caught up to his yellow Hummer H2 in a nearby neighborhood, and he admitted to taking some of the drugs before driving. The article also mentions that Hendershott had a pot charge against him dismissed back in 2003.

Hendershott was among several friends and family members who are current or former employees of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office thought to have been hired at the request of his father. Despite the pattern of questionable hires, Pinal County investigators later determined David Hendershott didn't violate county policies on nepotism.

UPDATE: 4:08 P.M. -- Hendershott takes the lead...

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.