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Man accused in 2019 VOC bank threat pleads guilty
Sentencing hearing set for Monday, April 19

A man accused of making terroristic threats in a 2019 Village of Oak Creek bank incident has pleaded guilty to several charges.

By Jason W. Brooks April 9, 2021
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After about three years on the run, the Cottonwood Police Department announced Wednesday that a woman wanted for stealing from the Old Town Association was recently captured in Michigan.

By Jason W. Brooks April 8, 2021
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Former homeless coalition director: 90 days in jail, probation for theft
Debit card used for small amounts at first; later for $12,000

Matthew Ryan Martin, 48, of Cottonwood, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft. Ryan began serving a 90-day jail sentence on Feb. 17 at the Yavapai County Detention Center.

By Jason W. Brooks April 7, 2021
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Crystal L. Briley, 39, of Ohio, was charged with several drug-related crimes after a Dec. 1, 2020 traffic stop along I-17.

By Jason W. Brooks April 5, 2021
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According to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Andres Herrera, 23, of Phoenix, was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on multiple drug charges.

By Jason W. Brooks April 5, 2021
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A man accused of killing another man in Lower Oak Creek Estates in late 2019 is set to return to court next week.

By Jason W. Brooks March 31, 2021
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Sunday, two people were arrested with more than 52,000 fentanyl pills and three children in their vehicle, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By Jason W. Brooks March 30, 2021
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On March 14, detectives received a call that led to two arrests and the seizure of a half-pound of methamphetamine.

By Jason W. Brooks March 29, 2021
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Wanted man killed in shootout with deputies in Prescott Valley
Carefree man had been sought in Feb. 27 shooting incident in Uptown Sedona

A man wanted on gun charges for a recent Sedona incident was killed by police Monday night in another part of Yavapai County.

By Jason W. Brooks March 24, 2021
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An Oklahoma woman charged in the death of a man in Clarkdale in November could change her plea at an upcoming hearing.

By Jason W. Brooks March 23, 2021
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A man who struck a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy in the face, after a December traffic collision, has begun his state prison sentence.

By Jason W. Brooks March 19, 2021
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The officers and detectives ended up making four arrests and confiscating what appears to be methamphetamine and fentanyl with an estimated street value of almost $200,000, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks March 15, 2021
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Cottonwood police responded to three separate drug overdose incidents within the city, over a five-hour span. All three involved men who were revived with the use of Naloxone, as fentanyl was the suspected drug in each case.

By Jason W. Brooks March 10, 2021
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A Glendale man was jailed this week after an assault on a utility worker.

By Jason W. Brooks March 5, 2021
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A Cottonwood man accused of shooting a police officer with a shotgun last year is due back in court later this month.

By Jason W. Brooks March 5, 2021
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating Richard Jason Lyerla, 35, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks March 5, 2021
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Lower Oak Creek Estates couple arrested on child abuse, drug charges
YCSO: Weapons, methamphetamine, feces found in home

May made his $2,500 bond Tuesday and is out of jail. Cox remained at the Detention Center, as of Wednesday morning, on a $2,500 paper bond.

By Jason W. Brooks March 3, 2021
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Michael Lee Ham, 53, is set to go on trial beginning Jan. 18, 2022. The trial would be spread over more than three months, as it’s scheduled to end April 8, 2022.

By Jason W. Brooks March 1, 2021
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A man accused of killing another man in Lower Oak Creek Estates in late 2019 is set to return to court early next month.

By Jason W. Brooks February 25, 2021
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The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputies were conducting routine patrol on I-17 north of Sunset Point in Yavapai County on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 18, when they noticed the driver of a white 2014 Nissan Altima was driving recklessly, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks February 23, 2021
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A standoff at a home in a Clarkdale neighborhood lasted more than four hours Friday before a man was taken to jail.

February 19, 2021
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Michael Willis Chase, 49, is due to face a jury trial on several charges Tuesday through Friday, March 2-5, with Superior Court John Napper presiding. Chase is due to appear before Napper in the Camp Verde Courthouse for a final pretrial conference at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

By Jason W. Brooks February 19, 2021
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Man gets 33 years in prison for sex abuse, kidnapping of elderly woman
Cottonwood police found man in elderly woman’s Mingus Avenue home

The woman was transported to the Verde Valley Medical Center, where she was treated and released, police said.

By Jason W. Brooks February 19, 2021
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A Camp Verde man arrested for allegedly running a large-scale psychedelics business may have started a Native American church to justify selling the illegal drugs, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said in a Feb. 9 news release.

By Bill Helm February 10, 2021
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A man accused in the traffic death of a police commander is back in jail.

By Jason W. Brooks February 10, 2021

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