Stolen Vehicle Used in Human Smuggling Attempt

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Border Patrol agents, in collaboration with Air and Marine Operations Tucson Air Branch, arrested a 34-year-old Mesa man for smuggling three illegal aliens in a stolen vehicle east of Douglas Tuesday afternoon.

Mesa Man Sentenced in Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Case

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 59-year-old Thomas James Mattice, of Mesa, was sentenced to 10 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Former Operator of Assisted Living Facilities Indicted for Fraud and Theft

Tucson, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County Grand Jury indicted Jerone Davis for one count of Fraud, and fourteen counts of Theft.  Davis operated several assisted living facilities in Pima County, Arizona, under the name of Rancho Verde Care Homes.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Unlicensed HVAC Repairman

Tucson, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Arturo Juarez, an unlicensed HVAC repairman from Tucson who defrauded would-be customers out of approximately $85,000.  Juarez previously pleaded guilty to one count each of Theft and Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, but he failed to appear for sentencing in the Pima County Superior Court scheduled on November 19, 2019.

Governor Ducey Announces New Funding For Food Bank Pilot Program

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey Tuesday joined St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix to lend a helping hand with their turkey distribution. He also announced Arizona's new Friends of the Farm program, an initiative that will get more fresh food to food banks across the state.