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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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Former Old Town Association President Michael Anderson was sentenced to three years of supervised probation Monday.

April 10, 2019
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Presiding Judge Michael Bluff said on March 18 that Bateman’s felony could be redesignated as a Class 1 misdemeanor, following the successful completion of probation.

April 9, 2019
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Mother, daughter allegedly murder matriarch, leaving body in home for 18 months
Police investigating homicide in historic Prescott neighborhood

The Prescott Police Department (PPD) has been actively investigating a homicide at a Prescott residence in the 600 block of Country Club Drive.

April 9, 2019
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On Monday Feb. 25, Joshua Dawson, 26 pleaded guilty to three felony charges of arson of an occupied structure. According to his plea agreement, Dawson could face an aggravated sentence of eight years for one of the felonies and 12.5 years for the other two.

April 4, 2019
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1983 Police Report: Former Rep. Stringer paid for sex with underage boys
House Speaker says representative quit when told Arizona officials had details of Maryland case

Rep. David Stringer quit the Legislature Wednesday after House Speaker Rusty Bowers revealed to him he had the report of the legislator's 1983 arrest in Maryland for allegedly having sex with two boys, one age 13 and the other listed as a child younger than 15 who was developmentally disabled.

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A Cottonwood transient was arrested Saturday for allegedly assaulting and robbing his girlfriend.

By Staff Reports March 27, 2019
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A 46-year-old Rimrock woman who also serves as executive assistant to Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison is facing felony charges of tampering with public records and taking the identity of the other.

March 19, 2019
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Kuhlt said Forlano shoplifted approximately $166 from Walmart. Because she used a backpack and tote to conceal the items, the charge becomes a felony according to Arizona Revised Statutes.

March 18, 2019
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A 48-year-old Prescott Valley man who pleaded guilty to multiple theft charges was given four years’ probation Monday for stealing thousands of dollars from Larry Green Chevrolet in Cottonwood.

March 5, 2019