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Crime & Courts

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A 21-year-old Chino Valley man has been arrested for allegedly providing alcohol and marijuana to a group of underage persons for a party that ended with a 16-year-old girl dead from a gunshot wound to the head, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) reports.

June 19, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – Monday, Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff scheduled a status conference for 1:30 p.m. July 8 that in effect extends the state’s deadline to respond to a motion from Cody Delafuente’s attorney to remand his case to the grand jury for a redetermination of probable cause.

By Bill Helm June 19, 2019
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A 19-year-old Chino Valley man has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 16-year-old girl Sunday night, June 16. The killing may have been an accident caused by reckless action during a party, according to law enforcement officials.

By By MAX EFREIN Contributing Reporter June 17, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff has extended the state’s deadline to June 21 to respond to a motion from Cody Delafuente’s attorney to remand his domestic violence case to the grand jury for a redetermination of probable cause.

By Bill Helm June 14, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – In January, a 32-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested on burglary and theft charges of an Old Town business.

By Bill Helm June 14, 2019
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Fugitive Seth Backus arrested by U.S. marshals in Glendale
Facing repercussions for probation violation, multiple charges

Seth Backus, who has been on the run from law enforcement for months, was arrested Wednesday morning, June 12, in Glendale during an operation by members of the Arizona Division of United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.

June 13, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – On May 28, charges were officially dismissed – without prejudice – against Mesa resident Cher Loken who was arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine to a man charged with murder.

By Bill Helm June 6, 2019
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Yavapai County law enforcement needs your help in locating wanted fugitive Seth Backus, according to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

June 5, 2019
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On May 8, 2019, Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies completed a burglary report that involved stolen artwork and other property from a Cornville home on Waddell Road.

May 30, 2019
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Tuesday, May 21, Mario Alberto Casillas, 28, Camp Verde, was found guilty of contracting without a license, a Class 1 misdemeanor in Flagstaff Justice Court.

By The Verde Independent May 22, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – A 23-year-old man charged with the first-degree murder of his father in October 2015 at Fossil Creek will stand trial in January.

By Bill Helm May 21, 2019
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Judge Bluff changes Bateman’s felony plea to misdemeanor
Former Mingus Union executive assistant on unsupervised probation for tampering with public record

record charge should be a class 1 misdemeanor, and that Bateman should pay fines and serve 18 months of unsupervised probation.

By Bill Helm May 21, 2019
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Registered sex offender arrested for possession of child pornography in Rimrock
Images of pre-pubescent child found during investigation into unrelated scam

A registered sex offender from Rimrock was arrested on May 15 for having child pornography on his cellphone.

By The Verde Independent May 21, 2019
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CORDES LAKES – Two Cordes Lakes women were transported to a Phoenix area hospital following a dog attack Sunday. The owner of the dogs, a 25-year-old man, was cited for six counts of aggressive animal attack and three counts of dog at large, all misdemeanors.

May 20, 2019
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According to the Jerome Police Department, the driver is believed to have lost consciousness due to medical condition while driving, accelerated, left the roadway and rolled over, coming to a rest upside down.

May 18, 2019
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Kai Evan Keller, 36, is back in Cottonwood after having been released from the Yavapai County Jail, according to a May 17 press release from Kuhlt.

By Bill Helm May 17, 2019
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At approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday, an unidentified man tried to kidnap a 16-year-old female while she walking home from Cottonwood’s American Heritage Academy.

May 17, 2019
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COTTONWOOD -- A 17-year-old male student at Mingus Union High School was charged with several felonies after school administration searched him and his vehicle and found him to be in possession of drugs and a shotgun May 7.

May 12, 2019
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12 members of that jury, one by one in open court, confirmed their guilty verdict in each of the four charges of child molestation that happened more than two decades ago. It took seven hours over two days for the jury to reach its verdict.

By Vyto Starinskas May 8, 2019
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A Yavapai County jury is currently deliberating the fate of Thomas Chantry, the former pastor of the Miller Valley Baptist Church in Prescott. Chantry is being retried on four molestation charges that involve the same accuser in a case that ended with a hung jury this past summer.

By Vyto Starinskas May 8, 2019
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Monday, April 29, 2019, after an internal audit and investigation, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives arrested 52-year-old Todd Whittard at his home in Chandler, AZ. Whittard was assigned to oversee the Latent Prints and Firearms Units within the AZDPS crime lab. Whittard was booked into the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail on charges of theft, forgery, and fraudulent schemes and artifices.

By From the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety April 30, 2019
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Cottonwood police, with the help of Catch 22, arrested a man wanted on aggravated assault and domestic violence charges Tuesday.

April 24, 2019
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A Cottonwood man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly stabbing a 57-year-old man near his trailer, according to Cottonwood police.

April 24, 2019
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CAMP VERDE -- A man involved in several 2013 fire-bomb arsons in Cottonwood was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

April 23, 2019
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Thomas Chantry, 47, was found guilty on two aggravated assault charges following a five-week trial and two days of jury deliberations last August. In October, he was sentenced to three years’ probation on those two charges.

April 20, 2019

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