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The charges stem from allegations that he was laying in the middle of the road in the nude.

By Staff Report October 22, 2020
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Rimrock man charged with attempted murder, arson
Sheriff’s Office report: Follett poured gasoline in trailer, on family member

A Rimrock man was booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center over the weekend on attempted first-degree murder and other charges, according to a report from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

By Jason W. Brooks October 21, 2020
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After the driver tried to ditch nearly 300 fentanyl pills by tossing them from the window of the car, 53-year-old Alex Marshall was arrested on charges that include possession of narcotic drug for sale, possession of narcotic drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

October 15, 2020
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Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff has sentenced a Camp Verde man to 16 years in prison on a conviction of second-degree murder.

By Staff Report October 14, 2020
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Accused VOC bank robber has new judge, attorney
Willis Chase released from jail in September

A man accused of making terroristic threats in a Village of Oak Creek bank last year is due back in court later this month.

By Jason W. Brooks October 13, 2020
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Camp Verde man accused in traffic death of police officer faces second-degree murder charge
Charges stem from wreck that killed Cottonwood police commander

Jason Howard Engel, 41, will face charges that include second-degree murder, the Yavapai County Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

By Jason W. Brooks October 7, 2020
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Thanks to the help of a business surveillance camera, Cottonwood police know two women went on a spray-paint vandalism spree Sept. 23.

By Staff Report October 7, 2020
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Friday afternoon, a 61-year-old woman was cited and released for the Sept. 30 theft of campaign signs in Cottonwood.

By Bill Helm October 5, 2020
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At least $600K in drugs found during traffic stop
Two Phoenix residents jailed for more than five pounds each of meth, fentanyl

A September traffic stop and vehicle search led to the confiscation of more than 10 pounds of fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to Cottonwood police.

By Jason W. Brooks October 5, 2020
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The man believed to be responsible for the Sept. 28 hit-and-run of a Cottonwood bicyclist was arrested Friday after he was captured by local citizens.

By Dan Engler October 4, 2020
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A Cottonwood man was arrested last week on several charges after he was allegedly driving recklessly and brandishing a handgun.

By Jason W. Brooks September 30, 2020
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Clarkdale police seek man in counterfeit case
Law enforcement unsure if recent cases in area are connected

Clarkdale Police are requesting the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill, according to a news release.

By Jason W. Brooks September 29, 2020
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A man who recently pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving a Prescott 14-year-old was sentenced to 12 years in state prison.

By Jason W. Brooks September 29, 2020
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Two brothers were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from an alleged attempt to pass counterfeit money to businesses, according to a release from the Cottonwood Police Department.

By Jason W. Brooks September 25, 2020
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ADOT detectives arrest used-car dealer on charges of defrauding customers and lenders
Agency assisted many victims in getting titles for their vehicles

Detectives with the Arizona Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General have arrested a used car dealer after he allegedly cheated customers and lenders out of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraudulent schemes and practices.

By Staff report September 23, 2020
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A shirtless man running through traffic on East Highway 69 was arrested early Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, after he punched a Prescott Valley Police officer in the ear trying to move him away from traffic, according to a Prescott Valley Police Department news release.

By Nanci Huston, Special to the Verde Independent September 23, 2020
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According to a Sept. 19 news release by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses said they heard the woman yelling that her baby was not safe.

By Bill Helm September 21, 2020
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Utilizing grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy conducted traffic enforcement along a stretch of Cornville Road outside of the Cornville community on Wednesday, Sept. 16,

By Bill Helm September 18, 2020
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A 17-year-old boy arrested Sept. 12 for threatening party-goers with a handgun will be tried as an adult.

By Bill Helm September 17, 2020
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A Cottonwood teenager has been arrested on an assortment of felony charges after threatening party-goers with a handgun Sept. 12.

By Bill Helm September 16, 2020
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Michael Edward Turner has already set in the Yavapai County Jail for 11 months on multiple charges of child molestation.

By Jason W. Brooks September 14, 2020
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A man accused of shooting a Cottonwood police officer with a shotgun in May is still in the process of determination of whether he’s competent to face charges.

By Jason W. Brooks September 8, 2020
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Man jailed in traffic death of police commander
Report: Camp Verde suspect likely was impaired

A Camp Verde man was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center after a Monday-afternoon wreck that claimed the life of an off-duty Cottonwood police commander.

By Jason W. Brooks September 8, 2020
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Henry was cited for the misdemeanor shoplifting charges from Walmart that valued almost $77. Henry was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center on robbery and theft which are both felonies.

By Jason W. Brooks September 3, 2020
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Man charged with felonies after alleged Walmart label-switching
Theft, forgery among charges for Rimrock man

After Cottonwood police officers were called to the Walmart location in town on Aug. 25, the information they gathered allowed them to make a felony arrest.

By Jason W. Brooks August 31, 2020

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