Wed, July 24

CV man accused of molestation <br>awaits extradition

A Camp Verde man accused of molesting two Verde Valley girls in July is awaiting extradition from Ohio.

According to Wendy Escoffier of the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, Scott Brandeberry, 32, was arrested Sept. 20 in Oragon, Ohio, on a warrant out of Camp Verde and is being held there on a $500,000 bond. He also faces unrelated misdemeanor charges in Ohio, Yavapai Chief Deputy County Attorney Jim Landis said.

Brandeberry has been charged with child molestation and attempted child molestation of a 6-year-old and an 11-year-old girl, which occurred on or around July 15, court records state.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is arranging the extradition, but it is unclear when Brandeberry will be returned to Arizona, A YCSO spokeswoman said.

Blasting cap detonation rocks Camp Verde

A loud explosion rocked parts of Camp Verde Wednesday night leaving residents wondering what the cause was.

According to Wendy Escoffier of the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, 100 pound of surplus blasting caps were disposed of by the Department of Public Safety. The caps were detonated at Copper Canyon Shooting range about 8p.m.

The Camp Verde Fire department was also on scene, Escoffier said, and the detonation went off without incident.

YCSO continues investigation into stabbing

Police are still investigating the stabbing of a Cottonwood man at an outdoor party in Camp Verde Sept. 23.

According to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Det. Lonnie Brown, there are several leads in the case but so far no arrests have been made. Detectives have spoken with 10-12 partygoers and are continuing to conduct interviews, he said.

Authorities say Christopher Rosas, 19, was stabbed once in the chest, once in the back and suffered a cut to the top of his head during the brawl. He is currently recovering at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix and was expected to be released as early as Thursday, Brown said.

The stabbing occurred about 2 a.m. at a large party near Wickiup Draw and Forest Road 618, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The motive for the stabbing and the cause of the fight is still unclear, Brown said.

Sedona student accused of shoving teacher

A Sedona High School student was referred to juvenile authorities Tuesday after allegedly shoving a teacher.

Eric Doeherty, a 15-year-old student at the school, allegedly pushed special education assistant John Brabee against a classroom wall, Sedona police reported. The incident occurred shortly after 8 a.m.

Police referred Doeherty to juvenile authorities on one count of aggravated assault and released him to his parent.

Brabee was uninjured in the incident, police said. A motive for the assault was not released.